Auburn University to host 2009 Baja SAE Alabama competition

College students from around the world will be coming to Auburn University to compete next week in the 2009 Baja SAE Alabama competition.

Hosted bv the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, the event will take place April 16-19 at Auburn's National Center for Asphalt Technology test site in Opelika, Ala.

This engineering student design competition, sanctioned since 1976 by the Society of Automotive Engineers, will feature 100 collegiate teams and approximately 1,000 students from the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, and Venezuela.

Auburn last hosted the event in 2006.

The four-day competition will take place on a specially built course adjacent to the National Center for Asphalt facility. It will include a four-hour wheel-to-wheel endurance race and short events in acceleration, traction, maneuverability, suspension, design report, design evaluation and manufacturing cost.

To find out more, visit www.bajasaealabama.com.