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What is ChemE-Car?
The AIChE ChemE-Car Competition is an annual event that tasks students to create a battery, car, and timed reaction of their own design. This is gives students the opportunity to experience the design process, starting from research and ending in a fully function car that the team takes to competition. At competition, the team is given a distance between 15 and 30 meters. The timed stopping reaction is adjusted to tell the car to stop at the given distance.
Students in ChemE-Car develop practical industry skills spanning multiple modern engineering disciplines, making it a dynamic and interdisciplinary team. Comprising passionate students from various engineering backgrounds, including chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering, the team collaborates closely to achieve its goals. In the laboratory, they conduct intricate experiments that challenge their scientific knowledge and problem-solving abilities. Moreover, they delve into the world of design, utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) software to create schematics and circuit designs, thereby honing their skills in both mechanical and electrical engineering. These experiences culminate in the production of comprehensive engineering design reports that showcase their analytical thinking and technical writing capabilities. Through these hands-on activities, ChemE-Car not only fosters innovation but also equips its members with the skills necessary to thrive in a rapidly evolving engineering landscape.