Chemical Engineering Students Place Second in Puerto Rico Competition

Chem-E-Car team members Nikhil Patel, co-captain Aston Thompson, William Hawks, co-captain Christian Wilson, faculty advisor Gabriel Goenaga, Megan Farell, and Dennis Edralin stand with their second-place award at the Chem-E-Car Poster Competition in Puerto Rico.

Chem-E-Car team members Nikhil Patel, co-captain Aston Thompson, William Hawks, co-captain Christian Wilson, faculty advisor Gabriel Goenaga, Megan Farell, and Dennis Edralin stand with their second-place award at the Chem-E-Car Poster Competition in Puerto Rico.

Students from the College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering took part in the Chem-E-Car Competition at the Southern Regional Conference in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in March, taking home second place in the poster competition.

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers started the competition as a way to get engineers thinking about practical solutions and innovations involved in powering a car chemically.

The specific challenge this year required teams to design a car that could deliver a specific amount of payload a predetermined distance before stopping.

Students got the opportunity to take in some of the culture and history of Puerto Rico as well while on the trip, including a visit to the Bacardi headquarters.

For more on the College of Engineering, visit the college’s website.

For more on the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, click here.

For more on the Chem-E-Car Competition, visit the American Institute of Chemical Engineers website.

C O N T A C T :

David Goddard (865-974-0683, david.goddard@utk.edu)

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