2013 ChemE Jeopardy at the Annual Student Conference [On Location]

The 2013 edition of National ChemE Jeopardy took place from 4:30 to 6:00 at the 2013 AIChE Student Conference. The nine participating teams were split into three rooms to answer chemical engineering questions.

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Teams battled it out in a preliminary round in three different rooms.


  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Process Safety
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Energy
  • Chemistry
  • State Nicknames
  • Process Control
  • Fluid Flow
  • Separations
  • Equations
  • Material and Energy Balances
  • AIChE
  • Pop Culture
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Process Control
  • Safety
  • Biological Science
  • U.S. Government Firsts
  • Design

Sample Questions

In the process control category for 1000:

Answer: This type of plot is a graph of amplitude ratio and phase angle versus input frequency

Question: What is a Bode plot?

In the heat transfer category for 800:

Answer: A physical constant used in radiation heat transfer calculations, with dimensions of power per area per temperature raised to the 4th power.

Question: What is the Stefan-Boltzmann constant?

In the process safety category for 400:

Answer: These are the 5 sides of the dust explosion pentagon

Question: What are fuel (dust), oxidizer (air), ignition source, suspension, and confinement?

The winning team from each group met to compete for the title in the final round.

The University of Iowa team, shown above, took home the 1st prize.

Georgia Tech followed in second place.Cornell Jeopardy TeamThe Cornell University team, shown here, placed third in the competition.