Campus Spotlight

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June 10, 2013
Photo by Michael Bush

RIT hosted the 2013 SAE Baja Rochester World Challenge, a major international collegiate design challenge and race, this past weekend. This was the fifth time RIT hosted the event, and 90 collegiate racing teams participated in the three-days of off-road racing held at RIT on June 7, and at Hogback Hill in Palmyra, N.Y., on June 8 and 9. Colleges from seven countries were represented—the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, India and the United Arab Emirates—and more than 790 engineering and engineering technology students participated. In individual events, RIT Racing placed second in acceleration and maneuverability and in the top 10 of the four-hour endurance race. Those placements were enough to put the team in third place overall in performance at the competition. The team was also awarded the Toyota Teamwork Award, given to the group that goes above and beyond helping other teams throughout the competition.

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