The purpose of the Chem-E-Car competition is to design and construct a shoe box sized car powered by chemical reactions. The car must travel a certain distance while carrying a specified water load, neither being known until the day of the competition. The winner is determined by the car stopping closest to the finish line. The spirit of the competition is to inspire innovative ways to provide an alternate source of fuel!
The Chem-E-Car team at TU is part of the student chapter of AIChE. The regional competition takes place every spring at the AIChE student conference, and the top 3 teams from each region are invited to compete at the national competition at the AIChE national conference in the fall.
Official rules can be found here.
Chem-E-Car History at TU (2003-2013)