ChemE Car

The goal of the ChemE car competition is to run and stop a car using chemical reactions. The car must be shoe box-sized. During the competition, teams are given a target distance between 15 - 30 meters and a payload between 0 - 500 g of water.  The teams must get their cars to run to and stop to as close to the target distance as possible while carrying the designated payload.  The top five teams at a regional level competition move on to the national level which takes place each year at the National AIChE Conference.









The UC ChemE Car Team meets every Wednesday in the ChemE lounge (605/607 ERC).   Work may also be scheduled on an as needed basis either for the whole group or individual sub-groups.