American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

ChemE Car

ChemE Car

The CSU ChemE Car team designs a car that runs on a chemical reaction to carry a given weight a certain distance. Our members are undergraduate students coming from multiple majors including computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and of course, chemical engineering. Fall 2019, meetings will  be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm in the ChemE Car lab, located on the first floor of the Scott Building.


The car worked with a fuel cell that ran off of hydrogen, which in turn produced a voltage to help power the car. The stopping mechanism was an iodine clock reaction, which used a photoelectric circuit to detect the color change. We are in the process of designing two new cars for competition in the Spring 2020 in Arizona. 

ChemE Car Run
The team at the start of the run

If you’re interested in joining the team or have other questions, email us chemecar.csu@gmail.com.   We’re always looking for new members! 

The Rocky Mountain Regional ChemE Car Competition will be held at CSU in Spring 2022! 

Here’s a video of one of our first place runs:

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700 Meridian Ave
Fort Collins, Co 80523-1301
(970) 491-3366