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What is ChemE Cube™?

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.

Teams compete on cube performance via a head-to-head duel and promote their technology through a 1-minute ad, poster, and 20-minute 'shark tank' style pitch to a panel of mock investors.

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ChemE Cube Core Values

  • Teamwork
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion

What is the 2024 ChemE Cube competition theme?

The 2024 competition theme is Direct Air Capture. The 2024 problem materials are now available.

*New* Link to ExxonMobil Blog on Direct Air Capture

When is the 2024 ChemE Cube competition?

Sunday, October 27 - Monday, October 28, 2024, in San Diego, CA as part of the Annual AIChE Student Competition. 

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Review our 2024 ChemE Cube Informational Webinar from January 25

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I'm a professional. How can I get involved?

Is your company interested in getting involved with ChemE Cube? Sponsorship opportunities are still available to help support and grow this competition. Please reach out to Tania at to learn more.

ChemE Cube 2023 Problem Materials

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ChemE Cube 2022 Problem Materials

2022 Competition Materials