Baja SAE Kansas – There’s No Place Like Home


Baja SAE – one of the most exciting engineering events of the competitive season.  For Baja SAE KANSAS, Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, KS, USA,  has opened its doors to its hometown and state-of-the-art technology center to engineering teams from around the world.

Last night, Pittsburgh State racing hosted a Baja review right in the center of downtown.  The cars were all clean and ready to show off to the hometown crowd.  Tomorrow will be a different story when the mud flies high.

This weekend will feature the toughest climbs, the extreme forces to pull a sled, and an endurance run that makes even the brave cry – but all with fun and the love on engineering.  In the static events, you can fill the tension in the judges room today.


North Carolina State Univ Baja East

We wish North Carolina State and all teams the best this weekend and now will share with you some of the teams we ran into.  See if you have a favorite.

Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro ITQ

Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro ITQ

LTU Lawrence Technological Univ Baja East

LTU Lawrence Technological Univ

North Carolina A&T Baja East

North Carolina A&T

The College of New Jersey



The College of New Jersey

Union College Racing

Union College

Univ of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Univ of Alabama – Tuscaloosa


Univ of New Orleans

University of New Orleans



University of Maryland BC

You can see all the teams here.  Thank you SolidWorks EDU teammates Ryan and Chris for great photos.    Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard