Shop Talk: The Baja SAE Podcast

The official must-listen podcast of Baja SAE.

About the show

As the official must-listen podcast of Baja SAE, expect authentic, amusing conversations about all things related to Baja SAE. Hosts include SAE International staff, former competitors, volunteers, and organizers. Topics range from ruleset discussion to career advice and everything in between. This is the perfect podcast to listen to in the shop.

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  • Know Before You Go: Baja SAE Arizona

    April 23rd, 2021  |  Season 6  |  38 mins 44 secs

    We chat with Baja SAE Arizona co-organizers Tony Rivera and Josh Spivey about everything you need to know for team to have a safe and successful visit to Tuscon, AZ for the first Validation event of 2021!

  • Student Round Table

    March 31st, 2021  |  Season 6  |  30 mins 11 secs
    collegiate design series, education, sae international, student competition, student engineering

    In this episode, we talk with students from Mexico and Egyptian teams in Baja, Aero Design, and AeroConnect to discuss tips for team development, project management, and dealing with unforeseen circumstances like this past year’s world pandemic.

  • What to Expect in the 2021 Season and Why to Register

    November 3rd, 2020  |  Season 6  |  30 mins 58 secs

    We talk about the changes for the 2021 season including what to expect from Knowledge and Validation events and how you can make the most out of connecting with sponsors and volunteers!

  • SAE Baja 2020 Season Breakdown

    December 12th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  51 mins 27 secs
    aero design, competition, rules, sae international

    Sara and Sam run down all of the details you need going into the 2020 Baja SAE Season.

  • Introducing the SAE AeroConnect Challenge

    November 27th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  19 mins 20 secs

    Amanda Paciorkowski joins us to talk about the new SAE AeroConnect Challenge including its mission to create new connected aircraft solutions to help fight forest fires.

  • New Registration Process

    August 8th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  18 mins 47 secs
    2020 season, collegiate design series, sae

    We go over the details of the NEW registration process for the 2020 season!

  • Baja SAE Rochester 2019 Preview

    May 29th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  36 mins 12 secs

    We are joined by the organization crew for Baja SAE Rochester to discuss what to expect from the last Baja of the year including the events, the two locations, the awards banquet and more!

  • Baja SAE California 2019 Preview

    April 30th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  32 mins 46 secs

    We are joined by Joe Batwinis, the Lead Organizer for Baja SAE California to discuss what to expect from this year’s event out west including the events, changes in parking enforcement, engine check process updates, and more!

  • What We Learned from Tech at Baja SAE Tennessee

    April 30th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  27 mins 36 secs

    Joe Batwinis joins us to discuss the big misses from Tech Inspection in the first Baja SAE event in Tennessee to help you get through the line faster and the first time in Baja California and Rochester!

  • 2019 CDS Virtual Career Fair

    December 18th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  8 mins 52 secs

    We are joined by Martha Tress, Recruitment Sales Manager at SAE, to talk about the Virtual Career Fair. What can we expect from this year, what can you expect if you’re new, and what changes will there be?

  • 2018 Baja SAE Oregon Preview

    May 24th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  9 mins 48 secs

    On this episode, we speak with Drew Stratton, organizer for Baja SAE Oregon, about Sales Finals, their signature event, and what to expect from their courses.

  • 2018 Baja SAE Kansas Preview

    May 10th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  16 mins 3 secs

    On this episode, we discuss the updates to Baja SAE Kansas including changes to dynamic events, the live broadcast, and severe weather plans.

  • Introducing the Baja SAE App

    April 18th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  35 mins 12 secs

    On this episode, we discuss the release of the first ever Baja SAE App.

  • 2018 Baja SAE Maryland Preview

    April 13th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  13 mins 38 secs

    In this episode, we discuss the upcoming Baja SAE Maryland event with the organizer.

  • A Look Back at the Collegiate Design Series

    January 15th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 33 secs
    baja sae, cds, collegiate design series, education, engineering, sae international, stem

    On this episode, we say goodbye to Bob Sechler, longtime manager of the Collegiate Design Series, as he retires in 2018.

  • Maximizing Your SAE Membership

    December 12th, 2017  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 15 secs
    baja sae, cds, collegiate design series, education, engineering, sae international, stem

    On this episode, we met up with Amanda and Donna from the SAE Membership team to discuss how students can maximize their SAE membership.