Team members design and construct 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 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. The 2019-2020 conference will be held in UC Davis. 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 Baiheng Li at firstname.lastname@example.org and Arthur Molina at email@example.com, or come to any AIChE general meeting and speak to Brian Li (chemical lead/AIChE webmaster) or Giselle Meraz (chemical lead/AIChE social chair).
Come check out our lab at Engineering Tower 821! Lab hours: M/T/Th 2-6pm
Competition - UC Davis April 3-4
ChemE Car Team 2019-2020 Co-Project Manager - Baiheng Li Co-Project Manager - Arthur Molina Chemical Lead - Brian Li Chemical Lead - Giselle Meraz Chemical Lead - Clark Wey Chemical Lead - Simon Nguyen