Two teams of chemical engineering students from The University of Western Australia will tomorrow compete against four other finalist teams from around Australia in a competition to design and construct a car powered by a chemical reaction.
Chem-E-Car is part of Chemeca 2009, an annual international chemical engineering and chemical industry conference, which is being held in Perth this week. The competition is open to undergraduate chemical engineering students.
Students must design and construct a car that uses a chemical reaction to power the car and control the distance that the car travels, carrying a specified load.
Electronics, computers and brakes are not allowed. The competition is about demonstrating the ability to control a chemical reaction.
As well as two UWA teams, the competition features two finalist teams from Curtin University of Technology, one from Adelaide University and one from Auckland University.
Members of the public are invited to come along and cheer on the teams. Entry is free of charge.
Further information about Chemeca 2009.
What: Chem-E-Car Competition (part of Chemeca 2009, September 26-30, 2009)
When: Tuesday 29 September, 11am
Where: Burswood Convention Centre Carpark