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 email@example.com or Ngoc Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org