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CCNY Chem-E Car Team 2016

Organized by: Dilan Mataraarachchi

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The Chem-E Car competition, organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), requires undergraduate students to build a car that fits in a shoebox and runs (and stops) based entirely on chemical reactions.

The City College of New York is a public university in New York City, with a team of 23 chemical and electrical engineering students who have built their car, Iodonator-C8. CCNY is a chapter of the AIChE, a non profit organization.

Iodonator-C8 is heading to regionals, but Delaware is far from New York. Without funding, we cannot make it to the regional competition, after sleeping very few nights to make sure Iodonator-C8 shows all of the love that was put into it. Any donation will make us closer to Delaware (literally)! Our previous results:

2013: 2nd Place overall in the Nationals

2014: 11th Place overall in the Nationals

2015: 13th Place overall in the Nationals

All Checks are made payable to: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers- The City College of the City University of New York


Iodonator-C8 runs on a nickel-zinc battery, and stops with a color change reaction; once the color of the ascorbic acid solution is changed to dark blue, a photoresistor picks up the signal and sends it to the main circuit and the car cuts off.

The Chem-E Car competition requires students to build a car which will then stop at a distance revealed an hour before the start of the competition.

If you have any questions regarding the car or the breakdown of funds, please do not hesitate to contact us at!

For more information about the competition:



1% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Iodinator-c8? That's a futuristic name! 2 years ago

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