Team members design and fabricate a small vehicle that is only powered and stopped by chemical reactions. The car is meant to travel a certain distance while carrying a specific load. The distance and load are determined one hour before competition. The goal of the competition is for the car to travel and stop as close to the end point as possible. Unlike most other car projects at UCI, consistency and precision are desired rather than speed and endurance. For UCI specifically, it has been a tradition to create two cars.
Teams will first compete at the AIChE Western Regional Conference in Spring, and the top three cars of the regional conference will compete at the AIChE National Conference in the following Fall. We hope that you will be a part of our team! We are looking for passionate individuals who are interested in our project, no experience necessary. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to join the team, please email the Chem-E-Car project managers Brian Li at email@example.com and Clark Wey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come check out our lab at Engineering Tower 821!
Lab hours: Virtual
Competition - Friday 4/30/21 - Saturday 5/1/21
ChemE Car Team 2020-2021 Co-Project Manager - Brian Li Co-Project Manager - Clark Wey Chemical Lead - Eddie Miranda Chemical Lead - Giselle Meraz Chemical Lead - Patrick Yang Chemical Lead - Wendy Hao Controls and I&E Lead - Dominic Morquecho Mechanical Lead - Margarette Strong
Chem-E-Car at UCI would like to thank the National Fuel Cell Research Center for collaborating with the team and donating their time and resources in creating a hydrogen fuel cell and assisting in the aluminum air cell.