Teams are required to design a vehicle that carries a specified load for a given distance. Vehicles must pass a rigorous series of physical examinations and safety checks in order to proceed to the actual competition. The teams are judged based on three criteria: completion of a defined task, quality of their poster presentation, and design creativity. The winner advances to the National Chem-E-Car Competition. Companies have the opportunity to sponsor this headline event and present the awards to the winners.
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How much is the Chem-E-Car registration fee?
The Chem-E-Car registration fee is $50. These fees will cover the costs for chemicals, glassware, and renting the stockroom.
When will the Chem-E-Car registration end?
Chem-E-Car registration will end early February.
When is the deadline for the EDP?
The deadline for the EDP will be in February 19th, a month earlier than usual.
What will AIChE at UCR provide at the competition?
General laboratory equipment such as beakers, graduated cylinders, disposable nitrile gloves, etc. will be provided. If you have any specific glassware requirements, please let us know by email by March 15th. In terms of chemicals, we will only be providing deionized water and waste disposal containers.
How should we transport our chemicals?
No chemicals should be transported in private or by the use of university vehicles to and form the competition. We recommend ordering your chemicals and having them shipped directly to UC Riverside. We will provide a shipping address once we finalize the lab space used fort the competition.
What are the prizes?
For the performance competition, first place and second place winners receive $200 and $100, respectively. These prize winners will advance to compete at the national Student Conference.