UBC Chem-E-Car Places 1st at AIChE 2016 Student Conference


(L-R) Ray Bi, Kyle Como, Ngai To Lo, Athanasios Kritharis (Captain), Andrew May, Siang Lim, Arjun Bhagwat, Dr. Jonathan Verrett (AIChE faculty advisor), and Mani Massah

On November 13, 2016, forty-one teams participated in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Conference Chem-E-Car Competition including our very own . The Chem-E-Car competition brings teams from around the world to race their chemically-powered vehicles. This year, our very own UBC Chem-E-Car team placed first in the poster competition. Click here to view their poster.

Prior to the Conference, the academic achievements of team captain Athanasios Kritharis and vice-captain Siang Lim were recognized by AIChE in their selection for the AIChE Freshman and Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence and Freshman Recognition Award, respectively. Congratulations to all members of the UBC Chem-E-Car!

All teams were asked to provide a video spotlighting their car, school, and team. These videos was played ahead of each competitor’s run and you can UBC Chem-E-Car’s submission below: