Team Captains
Abraham Kezirian
Carissa Beck

Jared Teifel

Kyle Olson
Fall 2011
Meeting Times
Contact Captains
Meeting Location
Bainer 2130


In 2011, member's of the Formula SAE Team at UC Davis branched out to form the Baja SAE Team at UC Davis.

Following Formula SAE's concept of a student-designed race car, Baja SAE takes the Formula concept and applies it to a off-road vehicle.

Baja SAE is a competition that challenges university students to design and compete with a baja based vehicle against other colleges in order to achieve approval for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Baja SAE provides real-world challenges that students must overcome. Some of these challenges could include rock crawling, hill climb, and even water events.

In 2012 the Baja SAE Team at UC Davis attended its first competition, Baja SAE Oregon, and received a Participation Award. Since 2012 the Baja SAE Team has also competed in Baja SAE Washington (2013), Baja SAE UTEP (2014), and are currently preparing for Baja SAE Oregon (2015). 

Who We Are

UC Davis Baja SAE is composed of UC Davis students from a variety of majors that are involved in many facets of the continuation of the program. We love cars and all wish to make the program successful as possible.

How To Help

We welcome interested students from all majors to join our program. No experience is necessary, although it is recommended that students complete EME 50 as it is required to use some machines in the student shop.

If you are interested in joining the Baja SAE Team at UC Davis, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit our website for more information.


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2011-12-12 11:43:40   Hey John and Spencer just wanted to let you know just in case you haven't seen them, google "baja5b" and check out this 1/5th scale RC race buggie, the engineering in technology is incredible, although they're a little pricey, $1,100 new, when they spin out or crash they almost always land upright, again it's like aircraft technology. I hope every little bit helps. —Theangrydiner

2015-02-08 23:53:15   What's a SAE? And ditto EME SO? Please define your acronyms, thanks! Also, what's a "Baja-based vehicle"? —JudithTruman