Student Design Competition - Team

Each year, chemical engineers from a designated company devise and judge a student contest problem that typifies a real, working, chemical engineering design situation. The problem's solution requires a wide range of skills in calculation and evaluation of both technical data and economic factors.

Click to see problems from previous years

Deadline: 
June 10, 2016
Award Administrator(s): 
Award Sponsors: 
Award: 

Team: 1st Prize (The William Cunningham Award)--$600, to be divided equally among team members. Runners-up receive Honorable Mention.

Additional prizes will be awarded by SAChE and the Safety and Health Division in both the individual and team competitions. 

Presentation: 
Awards are presented at the AIChE Annual Student Conference.
Instructions: 

Competition statements were distributed online to student chapter advisors and department heads. Late requests for problem statements should be made to awards@aiche.org. Contact awards@aiche.org for an entry form, which must be included with each submission. One form per team member, please.

For information about the Individual competition, click here

Award Winners

Nathan Dierkes
University of Missouri (First Place)
2015
Nick Johnson
University of Missouri (First Place)
2015
Josiah Smith
University of Missouri (First Place)
2015
Andrew Betzen
Kansas State University (Honorable Mention)
2015
Michael Carlson
Kansas State University (Honorable Mention)
2015
Clint Janzen
Kansas State University (Honorable Mention)
2015
Tami McTaggart
University of Washington (Honorable Mention)
2014
Arin Greenwood
University of Washington (Honorable Mention)
2014
Kim-Huong Huynh
University of Washington (Honorable Mention)
2014
Nicholas Kelsey
Trine University (Honorable Mention)
2014
Benjamin Witter
Trine University (Honorable Mention)
2014
Andrew Zak
Cleveland State University (First Place)
2014
Jeremy Miller
Cleveland State University (First Place)
2014
Zakaria Benmerzouga
Cleveland State University (First Place)
2014
Aury Keller
Trine University
2013
Gregory Diefenthaler
Trine University
2013
David Hagan
Washington University in St. Louis
2013
Sarah Paleg
Washington University in St. Louis
2013