DENSO recently sponsored Baja SAE Tennessee Tech, which took place this past weekend, April 11-14 in Cookeville, Tennessee. The student competition gives engineers of tomorrow the opportunity to gain real-world experience in designing and building single-seat, all-terrain vehicles that are then put to the test in an endurance race on a rugged course. DENSO also is sending 20 employees from its Maryville and Athens, Tennessee, facilities to support the event.
DENSO says these types of efforts support the company’s goals to develop and inspire North America’s future workforce and cultivate talent that will help DENSO maintain its position as a mobility leader.
“Supporting events like Baja SAE are essential to DENSO – for the health of our industry and our company, as well as to get young people excited about the extraordinary career opportunities made possible through engineering,” said Brian Crawford, advanced college team specialist, North American Talent Acquisition, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee. “We envision a mobility future that’s safe, sustainable and efficient for all. To achieve that goal, it’s going to take creative thinkers and innovative problem-solvers. We look forward to meeting bright young minds that fit that mold at this year’s event.”
Baja SAE’s first competition was held in 1976. It included 10 teams and 90 student participants. As of 2018, Baja SAE competitions draw upward of 100 teams and more than 1,300 student participants. Each installment offers students a challenging project that gives them the chance to overcome planning, design and manufacturing hurdles they will encounter in their future careers.
To learn more, visit: http://www.bajasae.net/.