Thank you for visiting Paducahsun.com, online home of The Paducah Sun.

June 2012
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Paducah's UK College of Engineering students advance to national contest

Staff report

Students from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Paducah campus recently attended the Student Regional Conference for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in Knoxville, Tennessee. The students attended plant tours and workshops, presented research, and competed in ChemE Jeopardy and the Chem-E-Car competition.

In the Chem-E-Car competition, students had to design and build a car that was powered by a chemical reaction. The students had to control the reaction so that the car traveled a given distance carrying a given weight of water. Both the distance and weight are randomly determined one hour before the start of the competition. The students meticulously prepared by running multiple conditions so that they could properly model the carâ€Ã¢ ¢s performance. With this information, the students setup the reaction so that the car stopped the closest to the given distance. The University of Kentucky Paducah students finished third out of 18 teams. This qualifies the students to compete at the national conference scheduled Oct. 27-30 in Minneapolis.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha f89218b0d4d54b639a012369ecc9a9ed
Top Classifieds
  • Purebred Yorkie puppies, no papers, t ... Details
  • BASENJI (very rare) or Cocker pups. 2 ... Details
  • Men's Trek 7300 andWomen's ... Details
  • FNB Bank, Inc. will be accepting seal ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't buy p ... Details
  • FISHING RETREAT 4-SALE Older Mobile ... Details
  • 9801 Enlow Dr. 2 Acres, 3 lg. bdrm., ... Details
  • Details
  • HandymanSpecial 3 BR 1 BA fenced inba ... Details
  • 3 BR, 2 ba, C/A, fenced in backyard, ... Details
  • 26ft Coachman Cascade (2004) 13ft sli ... Details
  • AUTOMOVER SPECIAL6 lines - 14 dayson ... Details
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS 4 dr., cream color, ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Moors Resort flourishing
  2. 'See the stars under the stars'
  3. Lakes events
  1. DOE awarding 10-year contract for local cleanup
  2. City and county populations make small gains
  3. Fleet budget sparks examination
  1. Moors Resort flourishing
  2. 'See the stars under the stars'
  3. Lakes events

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...