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Ohio University chemical engineering students to race mini electro-cars Tues., March 13

Athens, OHIO (March 9, 2012) – Ohio University chemical and biomolecular engineering students will race their electro-chem-e-cars on Tues., March 13 from 3-5 p.m. in the Stocker Center lobby on Ohio University’s West Green.DSC_2559-small
 
The undergraduate and graduate students designed, built and optimized the shoebox-sized cars as part of a chemical and biomolecular engineering course in the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology. The course, Analysis of Electrochemical Systems Course (CHE 455/555), tasks students with designing and building their own batteries and performing systems integration on a small car.

The course is taught by Russ Professor Gerardine Botte, known internationally for her pioneering “pee-to-power” process in which wastewater can be converted to hydrogen for use in fuel cells.

Under Botte’s direction, Ohio University students have won various national awards at chem-e-car competitions, and have made professional presentations, at conferences hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

CONTACT Russ College Director of External Relations Colleen Carow at 740.593.1488 (office), 740.707.3764 (mobile) or carow@ohio.edu

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