Shop Talk: The Baja Sae Podcast



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.


  • Know Before You Go: Baja SAE Louisville

    13/05/2021 Duração: 36min

    We chat with Baja SAE Louisville co-organizers Brad Arlinghaus and Alex Bays about everything you need to know for team to have a safe and successful visit to Louisville, KY for the second Validation event of 2021! Special Guest: Kaley Zundel.

  • Know Before You Go: Baja SAE Arizona

    23/04/2021 Duração: 38min

    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

    31/03/2021 Duração: 30min

    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

    03/11/2020 Duração: 30min

    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! Registration How-To Video: Sponsor Portal Video:

  • SAE Baja 2020 Season Breakdown

    12/12/2019 Duração: 51min

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

  • Introducing the SAE AeroConnect Challenge

    27/11/2019 Duração: 19min

    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. Find more information and register for the competition at

  • New Registration Process

    08/08/2019 Duração: 18min

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

  • Baja SAE Rochester 2019 Preview

    29/05/2019 Duração: 36min

    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

    30/04/2019 Duração: 32min

    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! Special Guest: Sam Barill.

  • What We Learned from Tech at Baja SAE Tennessee

    30/04/2019 Duração: 27min

    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! Special Guest: Sam Barill.

  • 2019 CDS Virtual Career Fair

    18/12/2018 Duração: 08min

    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? Find out more about the CDS Virtual Career Fair! ( Special Guest: Martha Tress.

  • 2018 Baja SAE Oregon Preview

    24/05/2018 Duração: 09min

    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

    10/05/2018 Duração: 16min

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

  • Introducing the Baja SAE App

    18/04/2018 Duração: 35min

    On this episode, we talk to the developers of the first ever Baja SAE App about their favorite features, the philosophy of the app, and what the future state looks like.

  • 2018 Baja SAE Maryland Preview

    13/04/2018 Duração: 13min

    In this episode, we discuss the upcoming Baja SAE Maryland event with Steven Storck. We touched on what makes this site unique, the brand new Sponsor Skillshops, and how their committee focuses alleviating pain points for teams.

  • A Look Back at the Collegiate Design Series

    15/01/2018 Duração: 41min

    On this episode, we say goodbye to Bob Sechler, longtime manager of the Collegiate Design Series, as he retires in 2018. Bob shares his favorite and craziest stories from CDS competitions for the past 30 years. Special Guests: Bob Sechler, Kaley Zundel, and Sam Barill.

  • Maximizing Your SAE Membership

    12/12/2017 Duração: 27min

    On this episode, we met up with Amanda and Donna from the SAE Membership team to discuss what benefits student members are entitled to, what to expect from the Membership team onsite in 2018, and what other things students can take advantage of as an SAE member. Special Guests: Amanda Hildabrand and Donna Edenhart.

  • New Cost Module for 2018

    05/12/2017 Duração: 46min

    On this episode, we meet with Matt, Alex, and Mike to discuss the brand new Cost Module for the 2018 competition season. We explore why we are moving to a catalog system, what it means for teams onsite, and how teams will use the new Cost Module. Special Guests: Alex Reiners, Matt Moody, and Mike Zieman.

  • 2018 CDS Virtual Career Fair

    06/11/2017 Duração: 12min

    On this episode, Amanda and Martha expand on the previously announced CDS Virtual Career Fair, to be held on January 25, 2018. They discuss what a virtual career fair is, why CDS is hosting one, how students can prepare for it, and what they can expect. Special Guest: Martha Tress.

  • 2017 Registration Day Preview

    16/09/2017 Duração: 23min

    Amanda and Sara take a look at the changes to Formula SAE Registration Day including Pre-Registration, Attending Status, and the New Engine Order Process.

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