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Student Design Competition - Individual

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.

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For individual entries, 1st Prize (The A. McLaren White Award)--$500; 2nd Prize (The A.E. Marshall Award)--$300; 3rd Prize (The Omega Chi Epsilon Award)--$200.

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

DeadlineJune 15, 2024
PresentationAwards are presented at the AIChE Annual Student Conference.
Nomination Instructions

Competition statements were distributed online to student chapter advisors and department heads in October. Late requests for problem statements should be made to Contact for an entry form, which must be included with submission.


For information about the Team competition, click here

SponsorsOmega Chi Epsilon

Award winners