Engineering students step on gas in annual baja competition

The car is named Eileen, and it’s the pride and joy of the FAMU-FSU Society of Automotive Engineers. The 12-member group spent hours assembling Eileen and took the car by trailer all the way to Peoria, Ill. for the 2014 Society of Auto Engineers baja competition, an event that tested the vehicle’s ability to accelerate, climb hills and maneuver over rough terrains, including rocks.