UTC engineering students preparing for the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Mini Baja Series® received a $7000 grant from DENSO North America Corporation. Dr. Rob Goulet, who has served as faculty advisor for the UTC Mini Baja participants, received the grant approval from DENSO.
“Each year, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) sponsors an intercollegiate Mini Baja® Series competition. Teams consisting of engineering students from universities around the world are tasked with designing, building and testing a vehicle to compete in one of six regional competitions. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) has elected to participate in the Midwest Mini Baja® Series. As part of this competition each team is required to submit, for review by the SAE judging body, a technical report documenting the design of their vehicle,” according to the UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science website.
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. is a global company located in Maryville. It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced technology, components and systems for all major automakers.
DENSO Representative – Bryan Crawford, Chris Dornon, Jonathan Delaune,
Roger Lemond, Ben Klingler, Larry Ardry, DENSO Representative – Tammy
Gentry, Russ Burnett, Dr. Will Sutton, front – Sean Hammons