Chem-E Car National Competition
Organized by: Kata Kozma
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, RuSTi. CCNY is a chapter of the AIChE, a non profit organization.
RuSTi has made it to nationals, but Salt Lake City is very far from New York. Without funding, we cannot make it to the national competition, after sleeping very few nights to make sure RuSTi shows all of the love that was put into it. Any donation will make us closer to Utah (literally)!
Our previous results:
2013: 2nd Place overall in the Nationals
2014: 11th Place overall in the Nationals
2015: 4th Place overall in the Regionals
All Checks are made payable to: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers- The City College of the City University of New York
Under the Care of Dimitri Foster, President of CCNY-AIChE chapter
FOR FELLOW CHEMISTRY GEEKS:
RuSTi runs on a nickel-zinc battery, and stops with a catalyzed rusting reaction that breaks the circuit upon reaching a certain temperature.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
For more information about the competition: