Chem-e-Car is an annual college competition for students majoring in Chemical Engineering. In this competition, students must design small-scale automobiles that operate by chemical means, along with a poster describing their research. During the competition, they must drive their car a fixed distance in order to demonstrate its capabilities. In addition to driving a specified distance, they must also hold a payload of 0-500mL of water. The exact distance (15-30m) and payload is given one hour before the competition. The size of designed cars cannot exceed a specific defined size and cars must operate using "green" methods, which do not release any pollution or waste in the form of a visible liquid or gas, such as exhaust. This competition is hosted in the USA by AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers). The current rules may be found at 2007 ChemE Car Rules


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