Brandon Anspach, an Ohio Northern University senior mechanical engineering major from Rawson, was a member of the ONU Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team that finished fifth overall at Baja SAE Wisconsin 2012, held June 7-10 at the MGA Research Corporation Proving Grounds in Burlington, Wis.
The event featured 95 colleges and universities and was sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In this SAE collegiate design competition, engineering students design and build off-road vehicles that will survive the punishment of rough terrain and water. SAE student teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm.
The winner of Baja SAE Wisconsin 2012 was Universite Laval, of Quebec City, Quebec. Oregon State University placed second, Cornell University finish third, and Ecole De Technologie Superieure of Montreal was fourth.