Engineering and UTC faculty, staff and students stand with Denso employees Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in the Engineering Math and Computer Science building as Denso presents a donation to fund the UTC Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Capstone Design project. 

DENSO made a $50,000 donation to fund the UTC Society of Automotive Engineers Baja Capstone Design project. Representatives from DENSO, including UTC alumnus Mark Bishop, attended a check presentation with students, faculty and staff at the UTC Engineering, Math and Computer Science building on August 17, 2018.

DENSO profiled Bishop internally with an Associate Spotlight. In the Spotlight, Bishop credits programs like the SAE Baja with creating engineers that can problem solve, think creatively and manage their time. “Basically prepares them to step right into an organization and start contributing,” Bishop said.

UTC Alumnus Mark Bishop, director of quality engineering at DENSO

The partnership with DENSO has been key to the success of the Racing Mocs Baja Team. The most recent gift will be used to support the 2018-2019 project, including design and vehicle construction. DENSO has also donated equipment in the past, including a Plasma Table in April 2018.

DENSO Support – 2' X 4' CNC Plasma Water Table

The Racing Mocs Plasma Table is Operational!! Thank you UTC CECSTech for your support in getting this device up and running! Many thanks to DENSO for sponsoring this, and many many other, equipment purchase(s) for our team. The Racing Mocs are eternally grateful for the support of all of our generous sponsors!

Posted by UTC Racing Mocs on Thursday, April 19, 2018

ABOUT BAJA: The Baja competition is hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). In Baja SAE, engineering students are tasked with designing and building a single-seat, all-terrain sporting vehicle that is to be a prototype for a reliable, maintainable, ergonomic, and economic production vehicle that serves a recreational user market. The students must function as a team to design, engineer, build, test, promote, and compete with a vehicle within the limits of the rules.

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