Baja students, alumni unite for Drive Day
Drive Day is an annual Baja SAE event in which the team goes off-roading at South Fork Dirt Riders in Taylorville, Illinois. The team takes the Baja cars that have previously competed along with some tools for emergency fixes, and drive the cars on the trails.
Many alumni join the current students and bring older Baja cars and some other off-road vehicles, such as ATVs and Jeeps. This year was the biggest turnout yet, with more than 40 people participating, including 30+ current members.
"The point of this event is to get members excited about being on the team since they get to experience the end product of the year’s work," said team member Stef Anderson. "The event also allows members to bond with the team and create a fun community. It also lets members network with alumni who are now full-time engineers in industry."