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CENG announces winners of 2nd ChemE Car Competition | Qatar University

CENG announces winners of 2nd ChemE Car Competition

2017-05-18

QU Chemical engineering teams Q-CAR, the Professionals and MadMax were placed first, second and third respectively in their category at the recent closing ceremony of the 2nd ChemE Car Competition.

 

Omar bin Abdulaziz Independent Secondary School, Jassim bin Hamad Independent Secondary School, and Khalifa Secondary Independent School were named first, second and third place winners in their category.

 

The competition was organized by CENG Department of Chemical Engineering in collaboration with its AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) student chapter and sponsored by Oryx GTL Qatar. Twelve independent high schools in Qatar and six teams from QU participated in this year’s edition.

 

The competition, which is held for the second consecutive year, aims to encourage creativity and innovation among CENG Department of Chemical Engineering students and also to reach out high school students to motivate them towards studies in chemical engineering.

 

The competition required participants to design and race a small car that is operated through chemical processes and carrying a load of water (0-500g) for a distance of between 15-30 meters. Teams were given information of the load amount and distance about 2 hours before the competition.

 

In the lead-up to the competition that started in December 2016, the Department of Chemical Engineering team offered several sessions for the participating schools to guide them on competition guidelines, rules, and safety regulations in addition to the main phases they need to go through to accomplish their car designs and calibration tasks.

 

Commenting on the competition, CENG Dean Dr Khalifa Al-Khalifa said: “The ChemE Car Competition is one of CENG’s initiatives that is organized in coordination with industry to reach out to school students and motivate them to join engineering careers and become tomorrow’s leaders in this important sector. I would like to thank Oryx GTL Qatar for being a part of the competition for the second year and for their continuous commitment that represents the industry trust in CENG’s programs, initiatives and outputs.”

 

CENG Chemical Engineering Department Head Prof Majeda Khraisheh said: “The ChemE Car Competition aims to help students to explore and understand the principles of chemical engineering and use them to operate small cars. It also helps students to improve and implement their skills in the field of science and engineering.”

 

Oryx GTL Qatar Acting Public Relations Manager Mr Thamer Al-Kaabi said: “Our support for the 2nd ChemE Car Competition for the second year in a row is to confirm the commitment of Oryx GTL in supporting the importance of educational initiatives in the State of Qatar. This is in the context of the ongoing strategies and efforts to support the major educational institutions in the country in order to qualify and prepare a new generation of industry leaders, business and other disciplines, which will lead to achieve all the goals and also Qatar National Vision 2030.”