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 15, 2018
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

Amanda Chew-Stebbins
University of Utah (The William Cunningham Award for First Prize Team - Tie)
2017
Samantha Bidlack
University of Utah (The William Cunningham Award for First Prize Team - Tie)
2017
Rachel Greene
University of Utah (The William Cunningham Award for First Prize Team - Tie)
2017
Lauren Austin
Oklahoma State University (The William Cunningham Award for First Prize Team - Tie)
2017
Jessica Catlin
Oklahoma State University (The William Cunningham Award for First Prize Team - Tie)
2017
Madeline Ley
Oklahoma State University (The William Cunningham Award for First Prize Team - Tie)
2017
Yen Nguyen
Oklahoma State University (The William Cunningham Award for First Prize Team - Tie)
2017
Rebecca Carlson
Michigan State University (First Prize)
2016
Ariel Rose
Michigan State University (First Prize)
2016
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