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“Grover” Takes 11th Place in Chem-e-Car Finals

"Grover," the City College student entry in the 2014 AIChE Chem-e-Car finals, placed 11th in the international competition in Atlanta, November 16.

"Grover," a car designed by chemical engineering students at The City College of New York, placed 11th in the 2014 AIChE Chem-e-Car finals in Atlanta Sunday, November 16. There were 35 vehicles in the competition at Georgia Tech from the United States, Canada, Poland, Qatar and Malaysia.

Like its competitors, "Grover" uses environmentally friendly materials to drive and control it. It is powered by a zinc and magnesium battery developed at the CUNY Energy Institute at CCNY, while a bleach and food dye solution allows the car to start and stop.

"The Chem-e-car competition is not about speed or distance; instead it is a race of precision," said Kavindra Singh, a senior in the Grove School of Engineering and captain of the 16-member CCNY team. "Cars are judged on their ability to travel a specified distance with the closest to the mark winning."

"Grover" won awards for best poster presentation and most creative design at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) regional conference in Virginia last spring.

"We are proud of what we have achieved with "Grover" thus far," said Mr. Singh. "This success was not possible without the hard work and determination of the team as well as the support of the faculty in the chemical engineering department."

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 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, 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.

 

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