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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 top qualifiers of each regional conference will compete at the Chem-E-Car Competition Finals at the Annual Student Conference.

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Award

Regional first and second prize winners receive $200 and $100, respectively. Regional prize winners compete at the Chem-E-Car Competition Finals at the Annual Student Conference.

The first, second and third prizes at the Chem-E-Car Competition Finals will be $2000, $1000, and $500 respectively.

AdministratorsStudent Chapters Committee
PresentationRegional awards are presented at the appropriate regional conference. Awards from the Chem-E-Car Competition Finals are presented at the AIChE Annual Student Conference.
Nomination Instructions

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

See Student Conferences

SponsorsChevron Corporation

Award winners

  • 1st Place, Poster Competition

    2021
  • 3rd Place, Poster Competition

    2021
  • Most Consistent Performance

    2021
  • SACHE Safety Award

    2021
  • Best Car Name ("Auburn University WAP [We Are Performance]")

    2021
  • Best Video

    2021
  • Sportsmanship Award (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • 4th Place, Performance Competition

    2021
  • Best Video (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • SACHE Safety Award (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • 4th Place, Performance Competition (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • Golden Tire Award (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • Most Consistent Performance (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • 5th Place, Poster Competition

    2021
  • Spirit of Competition (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • 3rd Place, Performance Competition

    2021
  • Most Creative Drive System (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • 5th Place, Performance Competition

    2021
  • 1st Place, Poster Competition (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • Sportsmanship Award

    2021
  • 3rd Place, Poster Competition (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • Spirit of Competition

    2021
  • 4th Place, Poster Competition (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • Golden Tire Award

    2021
  • 5th Place, Poster Competition (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • Most Creative Drive System

    2021
  • 1st Place, Performance Competition

    2021
  • 2nd Place, Poster Competition

    2021
  • 2nd Place, Performance Competition

    2021
  • 4th Place, Poster Competition

    2021
  • Best Car Name (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • 2nd Place, Performance Competition (VIRTUAL)

    2021
  • 3rd Place (Tied), Performance Competition

    2020
  • 5th Place, Performance Competition

    2020
  • 3rd Place (Tied), Performance Competition

    2020
  • Most Consistent Performance by a Chem-E-Car

    2020
  • H. Scott Fogler First Place Prize

    2020
  • Chem-E-Car Video Competition

    2020
  • Spirit of the Competition Award

    2020
  • Most Creative Drive System

    2020
  • The Golden Tire Award

    2020
  • Best Team Name ("Shock and Au")

    2020
  • Best Inherent Safety in the Design of a Chem-E-Car

    2020
  • 1st Place, Poster Competition

    2020
  • 2nd Place, Performance Competition

    2020
  • Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

    2020
  • 5th Place, Poster Competition

    2020
  • 4th Place, Poster Competition

    2020
  • 3rd Place, Poster Competition

    2020
  • 2nd Place, Poster Competition

    2020
  • Golden Tire Award

    2019
  • Best Video Award

    2019
  • Sportsmanship Award

    2019
  • Most Consistent Performance Award

    2019
  • Spirit of Competition Award

    2019
  • 4th Place, Performance Competition

    2019
  • SACHE Safety Award

    2019
  • 3rd Place, Performance Competition

    2019
  • 5th Place, Poster Competition

    2019
  • 1st Place, Performance Competition

    2019
  • 3rd Place, Poster Competition

    2019
  • 4th Place, Poster Competition

    2019
  • 2nd Place, Poster Competition

    2019
  • Most Creative Drive System Award

    2019
  • 5th Place, Performance Competition

    2019
  • 2nd Place, Performance Competition

    2019
  • University of Colorado Boulder
    1st Place, Poster Competition

    2019
  • Centro Uni Senai Cimatec “AvaCar”
    Best Team Name

    2019
  • 1st Place, Poster Competition

    2018
  • 4th Place (Tied), Performance Competition

    2018
  • 4th Place (Tied), Performance Competition

    2018
  • 3rd Place, Performance Competition

    2018
  • 2nd Place, Performance Competition

    2018
  • 1st Place, Performance Competition

    2018
  • 2nd Place, Poster Competition

    2018
  • Spirit of Competition Award

    2018
  • Golden Tire Award

    2018
  • Most Consistent

    2018
  • Best Team Name

    2018
  • 5th Place, Poster Competition

    2018
  • 4th Place, Poster Competition

    2018
  • Best Video

    2018
  • Outstanding Sportsmanship

    2018
  • 3rd Place, Poster Competition

    2018
  • Tsinghua University Student Chapter
    5th Place, Performance Competition

    2018
  • Most Consistent Performance

    2017
  • Most Creative Drive System

    2017
  • 2nd Place, Poster Competition

    2017
  • 3rd Place, Poster Competition

    2017
  • 1st Place, Poster Competition

    2017
  • 3rd Place, Performance Competition

    2017
  • 2nd Place, Performance Competition

    2017
  • Spirit of Competition

    2017
  • Golden Tire Award

    2017
  • Best Video

    2017
  • 1st Place, Performance Competition

    2017
  • SAChE Safety Award

    2017
  • Most Consistent Performance (tie)

    2016
  • Best Video

    2016
  • SACHE Safety Award

    2016
  • Golden Tire Award

    2016
  • 3rd Place (tie), Poster Competition

    2016
  • Most Creative Drive System

    2016
  • 2nd Place (tie), Poster Competition

    2016
  • 3rd Place (tie), Poster Competition

    2016
  • 2nd Place (tie), Poster Competition

    2016
  • 2nd Place (tie), Poster Competition

    2016
  • 1st Place, Poster Competition

    2016
  • 3rd Place, Performance Competition

    2016
  • 2nd Place, Performance Competition

    2016
  • 1st Place, Performance Competition

    2016
  • Most Consistent Performance (tie)

    2016
  • Spirit of Competition

    2016
  • 1st Place, Performance Competition (tie)

    2015
  • 2nd Place, Poster Competition

    2015
  • SACHE Safety Award

    2015
  • Most Creative Drive System

    2015
  • Golden Tire Award (tie)

    2015
  • Golden Tire Award (tie)

    2015
  • Most Consistent Performance

    2015
  • Spirit of Competition

    2015
  • 3rd Place, Performance Competition

    2015
  • 3rd Place, Poster Competition

    2015
  • 1st Place, Poster Competition

    2015
  • 1st Place, Performance Competition (tie)

    2015
  • Most Consistent Performance

    2014
  • Spirit of Competition

    2014
  • Best Video

    2014
  • 3rd Place, Performance Competition

    2014
  • 2nd Place, Performance Competition

    2014
  • 1st Place, Performance Competition

    2014
  • Golden Tire Award

    2014
  • 1st Place, Poster Competition

    2014
  • 3rd Place, Poster Competition

    2014
  • 2nd Place, Poster Competition

    2014
  • Lödz University of Technology, Poland
    SAChE Safety Award

    2014
  • 1st Place

    2013
  • 2nd Place

    2013
  • 3rd Place

    2013
  • SACHE Safety Award

    2012
  • Golden Tire Award

    2012
  • Most Consistent Performance

    2012
  • Spirit of Competition

    2012
  • 2nd Performance Competition

    2012
  • 3rd Performance Competition

    2012
  • 3rd Poster

    2012
  • Most Creative Drive System

    2012
  • 1st Poster

    2012
  • 1st Performance Competition

    2012
  • University of Maryland
    2nd Poster

    2012