Throughout the history of the Coastal Enterprises blog, many of you have seen stories featuring universities & colleges to whom we’ve donated Precision Board Plus HDU. These stories range from Human Powered Vehicles and Solar Cars to Formula SAE and Supermileage Cars.
Coastal Enterprises is now proud to announce our first-ever HDU donation to the Cal Poly Pomona Baja Racing Team. Baja SAE is an intercollegiate engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. The program’s goal is to simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Each team competes to have its design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Responsibilities include designing, building, testing, promoting and competing with their vehicle.
Sabrina Bommarito, a Cal Poly Pomona student in charge of body-design on the 2013 Baja SAE car, contacted us in the fall of 2012 requesting a donation of Precision Board Plus to be used as molds for carbon fiber parts.
The first Baja SAE competition will be held from April 18-21 in Cookeville, TN, followed by a second competition May 16-19 in Bellingham, WA. The competition involves several events including hill climbing, acceleration tests, maneuverability courses, rock climbing and an endurance race. The terrain is rough and competition is fierce! Look forward to an update and pictures of the 2013 car after the first competition.
Cal Poly Pomona 2011 Baja SAE Car in action.
To see a recap of all of the school projects Coastal has contributed to, please visit our previous blog: Students Pioneering Future Technology.