A group of WSU chemical engineering students traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, this year to participate in a national student conference and chemical car competition. The students from WSU’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) secured a spot in the national student conference and chemical car competition after taking second place in last spring’s Pacific Northwest regional competition. The competition, which included 35 teams from around the United States, requires that a chemically-powered car travel 25 meters while carrying a sizeable cargo and then stop as close as possible to the finish line. WSU students developed the idea for the national AIChE competition more than a decade ago.
At the conference, the WSU chemical car team members also participated in a poster competition and safety training. Several students attended a leadership training program and networking session with the executive officer committee and the young professionals of AIChE. Junior Anna-Marie Weed took third place in the undergraduate poster competition. The students received support to participate in the competition from Alaska Airlines, BP, and Phillips-66.
In This Issue
- New catalyst could improve biofuels production
- Murdock Grant to fund next-generation science at WSU
- Researchers develop unique waste cleanup
- Su Ha named top researcher
- Students win catalysis society awards
- Biofuels Research Award
- Endowed Professorship
- Voiland School Alumni Award
- Lanning Lecture