competition is a competition held at the regional and national AIChE
Team members design and construct a chemically powered vehicle within certain size constraints. This vehicle must be designed to also carry a specified cargo. The teams will be told at the time of the competition the distance that the car must travel and the specified cargo that the vehicle will carry. Entries deemed unsafe by the judges will be disqualified. The winner will be determined by a combined score, for traveling the correct distance, and for creativity. Teams compete at the regional conferences, and the winner of each regional conference will compete at the national conference.
For more info about the competition go to: http://www.aiche.org/students/awards/ChemeCar.aspx
The UMBC AichE chapter had never participated in this competition before. The chapter is currently working on helping a group of interested students in designing and building a car that would compete in the 2012 regional conference. If you are interested in being part of any aspect of the team please stop by our weekly meeting in ENG 335 on Fridays at 2:00pm or contact Nikodimos Gebreselassie at firstname.lastname@example.org