Chem-E-Car team prepares for the national competition

A chemical-powered car designed and built by a team of engineering students at the University of New Haven took third place in the Northeast region of the Chem-E-Car Competition, advancing to the national tournament to be held later this year. Robert Errichetti, from Trumbull, class of 2016, is a member on the UNH team.

The UNH car, Pandora’s Charger, finished behind two cars operated by Cornell University at the regional event held March 7 at the University of Connecticut.

The Chem-E-Car competition requires teams to construct a self-propelled, chemically powered vehicle that safely travels a preset distance while carrying a specified cargo. Teams are not told the distance that the car must travel and the specified cargo that the vehicle will carry until an hour before the competition begins.

The Chem-E-Car national competition will be held in Atlanta from Nov. 16-21.

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