About Us

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) competes yearly in international collegiate competitions sponsored by SAE and leading automotive manufacturers. The SAE Baja competitions require students to design and fabricate a single seat off-road vehicle. This competition requires talents such as engineering, project management, advanced machining and fabricating skills. The major goal of this competition is to prepare students for real world applications by providing hands-on experience. The SAE Baja team also competes in unofficial events such as Baja Blizzard and Midnight Mayhem, which follow similar objectives.
 
Each year three official National events are held in various locations throughout the United States. For the team to attend these events each year, they need funding for travel, parts, and materials to build a competitive vehicle. Donations of any parts, supplies, tools, and/or funding to purchase materials would be greatly appreciated.
 
These collegiate competitions provide hands-on experience, which is undertaken by the most dedicated and enthusiastic students in the fields of engineering and engineering technology curriculum. By sponsoring PNW Motorsports, you will have a direct impact in the careers of each student in the organization, providing them the opportunity to gain real world experience and enhancing each individual's education. Contributing to this team by gifts-in-kind, monetary gifts, discounts on parts, supplies, etc. is a contribution to the future of engineering.

We meet every Tuesday and Friday at 6 p.m.

Team Leads

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Pete Cowling

Mechanical Engineering '24

Azrael Jimenez

Mechanical Engineering '24

Body Subteam

 

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Angela Perez (Head)

Matthew Dill

Mechanical Engineering '21

Mechanical Engineering Technology '24

Brakes Subteam

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Mia Flory (Head)

Jesse Anaya Cortes

Mechanical Engineering Technology '22

Mechanical Engineering '25

 
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Drivetrain Subteam

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Pete Cowling (Head)

Azrael Jimenez

Morgan Ceh

Mechanical Engineering Technology '24

Mechanical Engineering '24

Mechanical Engineering '24

 

Angela Perez

Mechanical Engineering Technology '22

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Electrical Subteam

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Calvin Mudeyideyi (Head)

Electrical Engineering '22

 

Matthew Dill

Mechanical Engineering Technology '24

Ergonomics Subteam

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Calvin Mudeyideyi (Head)

Electrical Engineering '22

 

Frame Subteam

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Kyle Erminger (Head)

Nic Packwood

Zac Szymanek

Mechanical Engineering Technology '19

Mechanical Engineering Technology '21

Mechanical Engineering Technology '21

Jay Muro

Mechanical Engineering Technology '21

 

Safety Subteam

 

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Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Head)

Wile E Coyote

Mayhem from Allstate

Duct Tape, PhD '89

Impact Engineering '22

Chaos Sciences '23

Steering Subteam

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Zack Richards (Head)

Mechanical Engineering '24

Jimmy Atkinson

Mechanical Engineering '25

Danny Atkinson

Mechanical Engineering '25

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Theta Oosterban

Mechanical Engineering '23

 

Suspension Subteam

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Theta Oosterban (Head)

Mechanical Engineering '23

Pete Cowling

Mechanical Engineering Technology '19

Caleb Davies

Mechanical Engineering '24

 
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Advisors

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Rick Rickerson

Faculty Advisor

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Nick Packwood

Graduate Mentor