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OSU chemical engineering names ChemE Car winners

Mon, February 06, 2017
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The School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University hosted its 17th annual ChemE Car competition, naming its winners in both poster and car.

Four teams each delivered a poster presentation that detailed the cost and creation of its car. Judges were from the Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, which also sponsored the event.

Team Orange Juice won the poster competition. Team members were Josh Baker, Choctaw; John Hayes, Broken Arrow; Holly Palmer, Cashion; Nathan Shellady, Sapulpa; and Sara Wilson, Owasso.

For the car component, each team had two chances to run their car on a flat surface. The car created by Team ABS(0) or Absolute Zero traveled the longest without driving out of bounds. Members of the winning team were Musaad Al-Jafari, Saudi Arabia; Luke Bower, Claremore; Joshua Sallee, Broken Arrow; and Adam Summers, Ponca City.

The winning car traveled 57 feet and four inches on its first run and 76 feet and six inches on its second run.

Sundar Madihally, associate chemical engineering professor, has been a part of the ChemE Car competition since 2002.

“It has been a fun activity for students and industry participants,” says Madihally. “It has the students turn theoretical knowledge into practical use.”

The winning teams received trophies at a ceremony after the races finished. Team ABS (0) will go on to compete at the ChemE Car regional competition in Tulsa, OK.

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