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Chem-E-Car Competition® Award

Team members design and construct a chemically powered vehicle within certain size constraints. This vehicle must be designed to also carry a specified cargo. The teams will be told at the time of the competition the distance that the car must travel and the specified cargo that the vehicle will carry. Entries deemed unsafe by the judges will be disqualified. The winner will be determined by a combined score, for traveling the correct distance, and for creativity. Teams compete at the regional conferences, and the winner of each regional conference will compete at the national conference.

Award Administrator(s): 
Award Sponsors: 
Award: 

Regional first and second prize winners receive $200 and $100, respectively. Regional prize winners compete at the national Student Conference. National first, second and third prizes will be $2000, $1000, and $500 respectively.

Presentation: 
Regional awards are presented at the appropriate regional conference. National awards are presented at the AIChE Annual Student Conference.
Instructions: 

Deadlines for regional conferences vary. Visit the Regional Conferences page for details.

See Student Conferences

Award Winners

Most Consistent Performance (tie)
2016
Most Consistent Performance (tie)
2016
1st Place, Performance Competition
2016
2nd Place, Performance Competition
2016
3rd Place, Performance Competition
2016
1st Place, Poster Competition
2016
2nd Place (tie), Poster Competition
2016
2nd Place (tie), Poster Competition
2016
2nd Place (tie), Poster Competition
2016
3rd Place (tie), Poster Competition
2016
3rd Place (tie), Poster Competition
2016
Most Creative Drive System
2016
SACHE Safety Award
2016
Golden Tire Award
2016
Best Video
2016
Spirit of Competition
2016
1st Place, Performance Competition (tie)
2015
1st Place, Performance Competition (tie)
2015