ChemE Cube Competition

2021 Competition Materials 2021 Competition Volunteer Opportunity

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 (which changes each year).

Teams compete on cube performance via a head-to-head duel and promote their technology through a 3-minute ad, poster, and 20-minute 'shark tank' style pitch to a panel of mock investors.

ChemE Cube Core Values

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

What is the 2021 pilot competition theme?

Modular On-Demand Water Purification in Developing Countries 

2021 Competition Materials

When is the pilot competition?

The pilot competition will take place Monday, November 8, 2021, Boston MA. The theme for the 2021-2022 season will be announced during the 2021 pilot competition.

Is the competition available to all universities?

Student teams from five RAPID Member universities will be participating in the pilot competition (2020-2021 season). Moving forward, student teams from any university may participate in ChemE Cube (2021-2022 season and beyond).

How do I get involved?

Students interested in participating in the 2021-2022 season can sign up here.

2021-2022 ChemE Cube Team Interest Form

Professionals interested in volunteering can contact