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Team Chippewa Performance

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Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja is a Collegiate Design Series, which requires teams from universities around the world to engineer, fabricate, and compete in the development of a single passenger oFf-road vehicle.  The SAE Baja Team is a real-world manufacturing project that relies on not only engineering and technology, but also logistics and marketing.  

Each team's goal is to design and build a single-seat, all-terrain, sporting vehicle.  Along with the build process, each team must make their vehicle reliable, servicable, ergonomic, and economical to produce.  This vehicle should be able to be produced at a size of approximately 4000 units per year.  The vehicle should aspire to market-leading performance in terms of speed, handling, ride, and ruggedness over various off-road conditions.  Each vehicle is judged upon these attributes coupled with a four-hour endurance race.  

Chippewa Performance challenges its members to go beyond the classroom by thinking creatively and developing time management, communication, and leadership skills.  Our members gain hands-on, real-world experience in the discipline of manufacturing.  This gives Chippewa Performance's members a unique experinence that prepares them for work at industry-leading companies.​​​​​​

 Upcoming Events

Every Monday & Wednesday
  • Work time 5-9pm
  • Meetings at 7pm

Upcoming Events
  • Winter Baja
    • February 18th
    • Houghton Michigan
  • National Engineers Week Conference at Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth MI
    • February 22nd
  • Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2018
    • April 10-12
    • Cobo Hall Convention Center
    • Detroit Michigan
  • SAE Baja Maryland Race
    • April 19-22
  • SAE Baja Kansas Race
    • May 17-20
  • SAE Baja Oregon Race
    • May 30-June 2

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