Cal Poly Racing is the largest student chapter of SAE International in California. Over 125 members contribute to designing, manufacturing, and testing three innovative racing vehicles.

Months of hard work culminate at SAE’s Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competitions.
These international competitions challenge us to apply our skills outside of the classroom as part of a project that closely imitates industry practices.

Cal Poly Racing is the only California team to field vehicles in all three of the major CDS competitions: Formula SAE, Formula SAE Electric, and Baja SAE.


Formula SAE

Baja SAE

Business Team


SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.


The SAE Southern California Section is an outstanding resource for people involved in all aspects of the vehicle mobility industry in and around the Southern California, as far north as San Luis Obispo, except San Diego County.