The 2016-17 ChemE Car team at Western Regional Conference at UCSD in April 2017.
The Chemical Engineering Car team builds a shoebox-sized car powered and controlled by chemical reactions for the annual AIChE-sponsored Chemical Engineering Car competition. Every year, we build two cars to compete at the Western Regional against other schools from California, in hopes of qualifying for the National competition.
Past Competition Results
|Year||Location||Results (Western Regional Conference)|
|2017 - 2018||UC Irvine||
|2016 - 2017||UC San Diego||
|2015 - 2016||UC Riverside||
|2014 - 2015||Cal Poly Pomona|
|2013 - 2014||UC Davis||
(Qualified for National conference in November held at Georgia Tech)
|2012 - 2013||UC San Diego|
Plans for current year
For the 2018-2019 school year, we will be developing several new power sources and control mechanisms, including lead-acid batteries, zinc-carbon batteries, and sodium alginate clock.
One of the 2014-15 car, "Joe Biodine," in action at 2015 Regionals.
One of the 2014-15 car, "KT Peroxide," at 2015 Regionals.
The 2015-16 car, "The Dank Tank," in action at 2016 Regionals.
One of the 2016-17 cars, "Al-(air)mingly Fast," at 2017 Regionals.
One of the 2016-17 cars, "LamBEARghini," in action at 2017 Regionals.