Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Departmental Honors


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


The Mini Baja project is part of an intercollegiate engineering design competition sponsored by SAE. For this competition senior engineering students at USU design and build a small off-road racecar. The design of the car is broken up into several different subassemblies. The driveline subassembly is responsible for transmitting the power from the transmission to the rear wheels. This is accomplished using several different components that have all been analyzed and designed. The completed driveline is able to accommodate sixteen inches of suspension travel, is lightweight, and was inexpensive to build. The driveline along with the rest of the car will be thoroughly tested at the final race in Portland, Oregon, during the second week of May.



Faculty Mentor

Ralph Haycock

Departmental Honors Advisor

Winn Walker