2023 Competitors Announced for ChemE Cube Competition Powered by RAPID | ExxonMobil

The RAPID Manufacturing Institute® and ExxonMobil are excited to announce this year’s ChemE Cube finalist teams competing for the Cube in November. This year, 38 teams competed in the virtual qualifying round. Of those, 12 teams were chosen to move onto the final competition taking place at AIChE’s Annual Student Conference in Orlando. The theme for the 2023 competition is direct air capture.

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

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

The teams advancing and participating in the 2023 ChemE Cube Competition are:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Technológico de Monterrey
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Missouri University Science & Technology
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Carolina
  • Virginia Tech
  • West Virginia University

Join us during the Annual Student Conference in Orlando on November 6th at 9 AM EST to watch the live ChemE Cube competition.

Thank you to our sponsors for their support in growing and scaling ChemE Cube.

Interested in competing next year? Make sure to attend this year’s ChemE Cube Competition when we announce the 2024 challenge!

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