Join the 2023 ChemE Cube Competition, Powered by RAPID® | ExxonMobil

Launched in 2020 by the RAPID Manufacturing Institute®, ChemE Cube is an annual student competition where undergraduate university teams design, build, and demonstrate a 1 cubic foot plant to produce a chemistry defined in the annual problem statement.

Watch the above video to hear from recent ChemE Cube teams talking about the competition, which includes a head-to-head cube duel, a 1-minute ad to promote their technology, and 20-minute "shark tank" style pitch to a panel of mock investors. The theme for the 2023 competition, which will take place at AIChE’s Annual Student Conference in Orlando, is direct air capture.

ChemE Cube is a part of AIChE's Practice+, a component of the Institute for Learning & Innovation (ILI).

Learn more about the ChemE Cube Competition, Powered by RAPID® | ExxonMobil.

ChemE Cube 2023 informational webinar

Interested in forming a team at your school and participating in this year's competition?

On Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 3:30–5:00pm ET, RAPID will host the ChemE Cube 2023: Direct Air Capture Webinar. The webinar will provide an overview of the competition and a more in-depth introduction to the problem statement and direct air capture technology. Undergraduate students planning to create a team at their university and the advisors/faculty of student teams are welcome to join the webinar to learn more about the competition.

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