The Chem-E-Car competition is held by AIChE every year to challenge participants to design and construct a chemically powered car carry an unknown load across an unknown distance. The energy source in addition to the stopping mechanism must be a controllable chemical reaction. More information can be found on the official Chem-E-Car website: https://www.aiche.org/community/students/chem-e-car
The UNM Chem-E-Car team was recently revived in 2018, and won first place at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference in Golden, CO. Some of the tasks we will do include…
Applying coursework to a project
Collaborating with a team of varying levels and backgrounds
Making electrochemical cells to power the car
Optimizing and designing the car chassis
Calibrating the stopping mechanism reaction
Programming with Arduino
Connecting all components through circuits
Maintaining safety regulations when working with chemicals
No prior knowledge of electrochemistry is required for this project, though it would be highly recommended.
For the 2022-2023 year, we will be going step-by-step to ensure everyone who would like to participate can do so. All we ask for is cooperation, dedication, and a desire to learn!
Contact Emily Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ngoc Nguyen at email@example.com