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Missouri S&T’s Chem-E-Car Design Team’s entry into the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) competition earned second place out of 44 competitors from award the world. The event is a part of the annual AIChE Student Conference, held in Orlando, Florida, in November.
car, named “Glo-Kart,” was powered by a six-cell lead-acid battery and was stopped
by using a chemical reaction.
Teams had to qualify to participate in the international contest by earning a high finish at a regional competition, which challenged students to design and construct cars powered by a chemical energy source that can safely carry a specified load over a given distance and then stop.
Ths S&T student design team’s car finished second at an April regional competition, hosted at Missouri S&T.