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CCNY student team shines again at international Chem-E-Car competition

Chem-e-car nationals 2016
"Iodonator – C8" with members of CCNY's 2016 Chem-E-Car team. From left team captain Dilan Mataraarachchi, Aftab Siddiqui, Nannette Hernandez, Karlas Christopher and Shakir Julien.

For the second year running, a City College of New York team of student engineers is back from AIChE’s Chem-E- Car Competition in San Francisco with the Spirit of Competition Award. In addition, “Iodonator – C8,” the latest chemical powered vehicle designed by Grove School of Engineering undergraduates, placed 11th in the Chem-E-Car performance competition.

There were entries from more than 40 student teams globally that had qualified for the event held during AIChE’s Annual Student Conference at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.  Iodonator qualified for the finals after winning the Mid-Atlantic regional competition.

The objective of the Chem-E-Car competition is to build a car, the size of a shoebox, which runs and stops at a precise distance via one or more chemical reactions. Iodine is one of the chemicals used by the CCNY students to run their invention, and a source of its name.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.


Jay Mwamba
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