2014 Baja SAE Kansas
The Baja SAE® - Kansas is scheduled for May 22-25 at Pittsburg State University.
International Engineering Design Competition
One hundred teams comprised of more than 1,100 students are registered to attend. Teams from across the U.S. and from Egypt, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Argentina, Venezuela, Bangladesh and India are expected.
This is the second time PSU has hosted Baja SAE - Kansas, the first being in 2011.
Over the course of four days, the teams will be judged on both dynamic and static events.
The dynamic events include:
- sled pull
Honda Endurance Event
Baja SAE® - Kansas concludes on May 25 with the rigorous Honda Endurance Event, which will be held on a course designed and built by PSU east of the Bicknell Sports Complex. Access will be off of East Centennial.
Awards for all of the top finishers will be announced at the Awards Banquet following the competition.
A large number of national and local supporters make the Baja SAE® events possible. Major supporters include: Cummins, Inc.; Honda; Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.; Briggs & Stratton; Polaris; Magna Powertrain; John Deere; and Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Many opportunities to support Baja SAE® - Kansas remain. For more information, contact Trent Lindbloom, 620-235-4198 or use the contact form.
About Pittsburg State University
Founded in 1903, Pittsburg State University is one of six state universities under the umbrella of the Kansas Board of Regents. PSU is a comprehensive regional university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 100 academic programs.
PSU is located in Pittsburg, Kan., a community of more than 20,000 in the southeastern corner of the state. PSU is within two hours of Tulsa, Okla.; Kansas City; Springfield, Mo.; and Fayetteville, Ark.
With an enrollment of more than 7,400 students, PSU’s park-like campus includes both historic and new, state-of-the-art buildings. Now under construction, PSU’s $33 million Center for the Arts is slated to open in 2014.
For more information about Pittsburg State University, www.pittstate.edu
About The Kansas Technology Center
Completed in 1997, PSU’s Kansas Technology Center is home to nationally recognized programs in Automotive Technology, Engineering Technology, Graphics and Imaging Technologies, Technology and Workforce Learning and the School of Construction.
The building, with a gross floor of 278,000 square feet, is a modern and flexible learning environment with 13 computer labs, approximately 260 computer workstations and about 70 technical laboratories.
For more information about the Kansas Technology Center and the PSU College of Technology, visit www.pittstate.edu/college/technology.
About The City of Pittsburg, Kansas
Founded in 1876, the City of Pittsburg has a rich history that includes mining, manufacturing and a proud immigrant heritage. Today, Pittsburg is a leader in manufacturing, with 41 manufacturing companies making everything from plastic bags to sportswear.
The community has been recognized nationally for the support it provides for Pittsburg State University and its students and for the way in which the university and the community work together for the betterment of both.
For more information about Pittsburg, Kansas, including information about lodging and restaurants, contact the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 620-231-1212 or visit their website at www.visitcrawfordcounty.com.