Pittsburg State has again been chosen to host Baja SAE – Kansas. The event, which will draw 100 competing teams with well over 1,000 team members from the U.S. and numerous other countries, is set for May 22-25, 2014.

“We are very excited to once again host this important event,” said PSU President Steve Scott.

“Hosting Baja SAE – Kansas allows us to showcase our university and our community for visitors from around the world. The fact that PSU was chosen to host the event just three years after hosting it for the first time is a testament to the strong spirit of cooperation between the university and the community.”

Baja SAE consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked with designing and building an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. The competition involves designing, planning and manufacturing.

Trent Lindbloom and Bob Schroer, both assistant professors in Automotive Technology, are coordinating the event.

The teams registered include universities from across the U.S. as well as teams from Egypt, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Argentina, Venezuela, Bangladesh and India.

The competition is expected to bring more than 1,100 competitors, along with friends and spectators to Pittsburg.