Chem-E Car Set to Compete in National Competition
UMD's ChemE Car team placed 5th at the Mid Atlantic Regional competition, at Rowan University (NJ), in March, which secured their slot for the 2017 National Competition, taking place this October in Minneapolis.
This Annual Competition, hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AiCHE), engages college students in designing and constructing a car powered by a chemical energy source, that will safely carry a specified load over a given distance before coming to a stop. The competition, which involves multiple regional competitions and a final competition at the Annual Student conference, increases awareness of the chemical engineering discipline among the public, industry leaders, educators, and other students.
Ensuring the car would move was no easy feat, but now all team members can say they spent their spring break building a zing manganese battery - from scratch.
Now, the team has a great deal of refining, data analysis and training of its members to manage before the October compeition, which comes with a cash prize.
Team members who attended the regional compeition were:
Dr. Chunsheng Wang (faculty advisor)
Published April 10, 2017