Fluids Demo Design and Build Team

The Fluids Demo Design and Build Team aims to construct models demonstrating fluid mechanic properties. As part of the outreach program, the fluids demo team will introduce fluid mechanic principles to high school students to inspire interest in engineering and related disciplines. In particular, the models will illustrate conservation laws, high and low Reynolds number fluid flow, and hydrostatics. Taking important concepts from ChemE 3230, chemical engineering fluid mechanics, the demos will also serve to help undergraduate students visualize the fundamentals of fluid mechanics. left to right in photo: Yechun Fu (senior ME), Bill Wheatle Jr. (senior ChE), Jeff Horner (senior ChE), Grace Tan (junior ChE).

ChemE Car Team wins 2015 National Competition!

The goal of the competition is to build a car (roughly the size of a shoebox) that is powered and stopped by chemical reactions. The car must be able to travel 50-100 ft while carrying a water payload of 0-500 mL. The competition target distance and water payload are announced 1 hour before competition, and the team that comes the closest to the target distance is declared the winner.

For the Spring 2015 National Competition held in Salt Lake City, UT, the team finished first in a tie with McGill University. Each team finished 5 cm from the target line. The team is sponsored by Air Products, General Motors, Merck,and the Cornell College of Engineering. Learn more about the competition.

Curie Academy 2013

The CURIE Academy is a one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere. Know a young scientist who is interested? Explore the Curie Academy website.

CATALYST Academy 2013

The CATALYST Academy is a one-week summer residential program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The mission of the CATALYST Academy is to advance diversity in engineering and its related disciplines. Therefore, applications from students from backgrounds (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are especially encouraged. Know a young scientist who is interested? Explore the CATALSTY Academy website.

AIChE ChemE Car 2013

Currently serving as faculty mentor for the Cornell University ChemE Car Team project team. Students gain experience in engineering design by building a box-sized car powered and stopped by chemical reactions. The team takes the designed car to compete each spring at the Northeast Regional Conference, where it won 2nd place in 2012. The team also won 1st place and the price for Most Consistent Car in the 2012 National conference. Learn more at Cornell University ChemE Car website.