|The 2009-2010 team members include: Theresa Claveria, Paul Tanious, Dustin Veazey, Steven Murray, Jackie Elin, Ashley Andrews|
|Cal Poly Pomona's Chemical Car placed 4th place at the National Chem-E Competition in Nashville, Tennessee.|
|The team worked together to succeed at the Regional Competition, coming in 1st place; beating other teams from UCLA, UCSB, and more.|
A group of six Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) Chemical Engineers researched, designed, fabricated, and tested a Reversible Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Modeled Car to compete in the Chem-E Car Competition at the 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Regional Competition at UC Davis. After attending, Cal Poly Pomona’s car, CHE UNIT, outperformed teams from UCLA, UCSB, UC Davis, & UNR, and received 1st place at the regional competition, advancing them to the national level.
With support from the College of Engineering, CHE-UNIT was able to compete and place 4th in the nation at the 2009 National Chem-E Competition in Nashville, Tennessee. The team, with the help of two advisors, started in June 2008. Cal Poly Pomona has not entered the competition since 2003-2004.
Team members design and construct a chemically powered vehicle within certain size constraints. This vehicle must be designed to also carry a specified cargo. The teams are told at the time of the competition the distance that the car must travel and the specified cargo that the vehicle will carry. Entries deemed unsafe by the judges are disqualified.
The winner was determined by a combined score, for traveling the correct distance, and for creativity. Teams compete at the regional conferences, and the winner of each regional conference will compete at the national conference.
Watch Cal Poly Pomona's preperation for Chem-E Car Competition:
Watch Cal Poly Pomona's "CHE-UNIT" first run at 2009 Chem-E Car National Competition: