November 25, 2019 (Tolland, Conn.) – Mastercam, CAD/CAM software developed by CNC Software, Inc., is pleased to announce a development in its relationship with SAE International. In the past, Mastercam has provided free software and support to teams participating with SAE. Now, Mastercam has formalized a sponsorship of Formula SAE (FSAE) and Baja SAE to support these programs as an official equipment supplier for participating student teams.
With the sponsorship, FSAE and Baja SAE teams gain free access to Mastercam 2020 for a full year, along with technical support. “Mastercam is excited for the opportunity to be a sponsor of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series and Baja SAE competitions,” says Carter MacCoy, Educational Programs Specialist. “These competitions prepare engineering students for future employment in mobility-related industries by challenging them with a hands-on, team experience that includes design and manufacturing. For years, we have proudly sponsored the local University of Connecticut FSAE team and some team members have ended up at Mastercam as interns and employees, so we know first-hand the positive effect SAE has on all those involved.”
SAE International is the leader in connecting and educating engineers while promoting, developing, and advancing aerospace, commercial vehicle, and automotive engineering. In FSAE, teams of undergraduate and graduate university students from around the world develop, manufacture, and compete with small, formula-style vehicles. In Baja SAE, engineering students develop, manufacture, and compete with single-seat, all-terrain sporting vehicles that serve as prototypes for the consumer market. Students are tasked with all aspects of managing these large-scale projects.
Here are some notable statistics from 2019:
• 202 unique universities participated in FSAE, with 32% female students.
• 209 unique universities participated in Baja SAE, with 14% female students.
For more information about Mastercam and FSAE, visit https://www.sae.org/attend/student-events/formula-sae-michigan/sponsor/equipment-suppliers. For more information about Mastercam and Baja SAE, visit https://www.sae.org/attend/student-events/baja-sae-arizona/sponsor/equipment-suppliers. For more information about all SAE Student Events, visit https://www.sae.org/attend/student-events.