Olin Baja


    Olin Baja is a completely student-run, off-road racing team from from Olin College of Engineering competing in the SAE Mini Baja series. Every year an interdisciplinary team of students designs, fabricates, and assembles a vehicle to participate in the collegiate racing series. The build requires months of rigorous design and precise fabrication in order to ensure the safety and competitiveness of the vehicle. During the competition the team and the vehicle are assessed in a series of trials set up to put every aspect of the car to the test. These events are : sales presentation, design presentation, cost report, acceleration, maneuverability, hill climb, suspension, and a four-hour endurance race. 

     I joined the team at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year as an incoming first-year student at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. During this time I actively worked within the chassis, body, suspension, and drivetrain subsystems. At the 2015 Auburn competition I was the lead in our Sales Presentation team and won fist place overall in this event. Sophomore year, I was appointed suspension subsystem lead. As a system lead my duties were to oversee all design of the suspension components such as A-arms, uprights, wheels, brakes, coil-overs, among others. During my tenure as a system lead we achieved our best overall results in dynamic events and managed to complete our first endurance race. Ahead of the 2017-2018 I was appointed team co-captain and Design Lead.