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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - News. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24430.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - News. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24430

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Title Houstonian 2011
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Transcript Team members, Walter Barta, Tanya Rogers, William Payne and Vinh Nguyen show off their winning vehicle. Courtesy of Ann Nan Lo BEST IN THE NATION UH team awarded top position in Chem-E Car competition, named 2nd best overall By Misti Mynhier and Patricia Estrada A team of UH students from the Cullen College of Engineering placed first among US teams and second overall in the regional Chem-E Car Competition, which took place the last weekend in March at Texas A&M University, advancing to the national competition. The team came in second to Mexico's Tech de Monterrey. "We had been preparing all semester for the competition, experimenting, building and operating the vehicle," team captain Walter Barta said. "We were very happy with the results. Now the UH team has made its name at this competition 2 years in a row and I would be happy if future teams continued that tradition. I'm glad that I can help UH show itself as the winner amongst other Texas schools that are renowned for their engineering like A&M, UT, and Texas Tech." Previous winners of the Chem-E Car Competition include Cornell University, Northeastern University and the University of Michigan. To receive top honors at nationals, each team must design and construct a chemically powered vehicle that had to travel between 50 and 100 feet, and it had to carry a weight between zero and 500 milliliters of water over that distance. The UH Chem-E Car team designed a vehicle that was powered by a zinc-oxygen battery and employed a stopping mechanism triggered by breaking a circuit. "The car that we used this year was run on a homemade Zn/ 02 battery," Barta said. "The battery generated electricity which powered the motor. The electrical circuit also had a magnesium filament in series that ran through a reaction chamber in which acid was injected. The acid slowly dissolved the magnesium and when the circuit was broken the car would stop. The object of the competition was to perfect the kinetics of this acid/magnesium reaction to stop the car at precisely the time that we wanted it to." According to AlChE's website, first, second and third prizes at nationals will be awarded $2,000, $1,000 and $500 respectively. The Chem-E Car Competition team members include team captain Barta, William Payne, Tanya Rogers, Ed McDowell and K.C. Schuette. Adjunct professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Dr. Micky Fleischer, served as faculty adviser Additional contributors included UH AICHE officers, Abel Morales, Jorge Cubas and Allen Lo. The team is now preparing for nationals at the 2011 American Institute for Chemical Engineers National Student Conference, Oct. 14, in Minneapolis. [50] Inside the Pride