Baja NOW: Baja @ UI Homecoming Parade

 

Last Friday, Iowa Baja participated in the 2018 University of Iowa Homecoming Day Parade. The Homecoming Day Parade is one of the largest events that Iowa Baja participates in each year with over 16,000 spectators along the mile-long parade route

 Car 33 and 88 in the Homecoming Parade

Car 33 and 88 in the Homecoming Parade

It was a beautiful evening along the parade, as The University of Iowa celebrated its theme “100 Years: From Kinnick to the Kids”. We were proud to be a part of this event. At Iowa Baja, part of our mission is to share the knowledge of the STEM field with our community. This was especially apparent as we navigated the route through Iowa City. Children cheered as they saw Cars 88 & 33 along the parade route. Behind the wheel of Car 33, President Rob Pohren drove alongside the crowd line high fiving spectators with their children, potential future Hawkeye engineers.

 President Rob Pohren giving spectators high-fives

President Rob Pohren giving spectators high-fives

 Kids get a chance to get in Car 88

Kids get a chance to get in Car 88

Quotes from the Team

 President Rob Pohren’s classic pose

President Rob Pohren’s classic pose

We love days like these at Iowa Baja. Not only do we promote the knowledge learned through The University of Iowa and the Iowa Creative Corridor, but we also get to put a smile on the face of the children as we drive by.
— President Robert Pohren
 Vice President Kayla Denson (left) and Lead Designer Mitch Evens

Vice President Kayla Denson (left) and Lead Designer Mitch Evens

It’s always a good feeling to have the community behind what we are doing.
— Lead Designer Mitch Evens
 Car 88 in the Parade

Car 88 in the Parade

Spreading the outreach of The University of Iowa’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is important to us; it ensures that the hard work and dedication of our current members will help future members for generations to come.
— Director of Public Relations Bram Williams

Moments like these are always thanks to our Sponsors. We are always looking for sponsors and donations to our team. We accept material, machine time as well as monetary donations. For more information, or to become a Baja Sponsor, check out the "Sponsors" page of our website.

 The Iowa Baja Parade Team

The Iowa Baja Parade Team