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<!–Chem-E-Car is excited to recruit applicants from different engineering backgrounds for all sub-teams for the upcoming school year! As a member of the team, you will gain valuable technical and interpersonal skills by working on fun projects that challenge you in new ways beyond the classroom. We highly encourage students with any level of experience to apply. Being on the team means you have plenty of opportunities for peer mentorship and working with team members with various skills!
- Applications will open on August 22nd - The application link will be on the Chem-E-Car website.
- To learn more and to connect with us at info sessions, follow us on Instagram.
- Feel free to contact us via email [email protected] for any inquiries about the team!
Chem-E-Car is excited to recruit applicants to all sub-teams for the 2021-2022 school year! As a member of the team, you will gain valuable technical and interpersonal skills by working on fun projects that challenge you in new ways beyond the classroom. We highly encourage students with any level of experience to apply. Being on the team means you have plenty of opportunities for peer mentorship and working with team members with various skill sets!
Applications will be open from August 21st to September 12th. To learn more, we will host information sessions on September 8th and 9th, stay tuned for more details! Please feel free to follow us on Instagram or Facebook for recruitment updates, and contact us via email[email protected] if you have any other questions.
Designs and develops the body and other mechanical components of the car. The car is
custom built, made of 3D printed components and various other purchased materials; the car
and all its parts must fit inside a 40cm x 30cm x 20cm box and be able to carry an extra load of
water ranging from 0-500 mL. The design team must incorporate and organize the reactor,
power source, microcontrollers and wiring onto the car, as well as ensure its stability and ability
to travel in a straight line.
Designs a chemical-based stopping mechanism for the car. The chemical reaction’s rate of
completion is used to stop the car motor. The lab teams must design a precise and accurate
reaction, calibration curve and equation that will calculate the concentrations or quantity of
reagents that will result in the completion of the reaction at the required time
Power Source Team
Builds an energy source (battery, fuel cell, combustion engine) to power the motor, and hence
the propulsion of the car. The energy sources must provide a consistent output of energy and
be able to be constructed at the day of the competition. It must also be heavily tested in varying
conditions to ensure successful operation for competition day.
Codes the car to respond to the stopping mechanism and programmes the motor to run the car.
Design the sensor system which is responsible for reacting to the changes in the chemical
reaction which would eventually stop the car. The sensitivity and exactness of the sensor
system impacts how accurately the calibration curve is applied to stop the car as it covers a
UBC Chem-E-Car will attend the 2021 Pacific Northwest Regional AlChE Chem-E-Car Competition. The team strives to design innovative timing mechanisms and power sources, and a unique car every year. We hope to continue to do this while teaching others about this technology, and growing as a team.
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Accomplishments / Awards
- 2022 AIChE Regionals Chem-E-Car Competition (1st Place)
- 2022 AIChE Regionals Poster Competition (1st Place)
- 2021 AIChE Nationals Chem-E-Car Competition (Top 5)
- 2021 AIChE Nationals Poster Competition (1st Runner-up)
- 2021 AIChE Regionals Chem-E-Car Competition (1st Place)
- 2021 AIChE Regionals Poster Competition (1st Place)
- 2019 AIChE Regionals Poster Presentation (1st Runner-up)
- 2019 AIChE Chem-E-Car Regionals (1st Runner-up)
- 2019 AIChE Student Paper Competition (1st Runner-up)
- 2018 AIChE Nationals Poster Presentation (1st place)
- 2018 AIChE Chem-E-Car Nationals (25th out of 40 teams)
- 2018 AIChE Chem-E-Car Regionals (1st place)
- 2018 AIChE Regionals Poster Presentation (1st place)
- 2017 World Congress Poster Competition (1st place)
- 2017 World Congress Competition (7th out of 18 teams)