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OSU chemical engineering teams compete at regional ChemE Car competition

(STILLWATER, Okla., April 11, 2017) – Two teams from the previous ChemE Car competition competed at the regional competition in Tulsa, OK.

Team ABS(0), or Absolute Zero, and team Orange Juice faced competitors from Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.

Team Orange Juice
Josh Baker – Choctaw, OK
John Hayes – Broken Arrow, OK
Holly Palmer – Cashion, OK
Nathan Shellady – Sapulpa, OK
Sara Wilson – Owasso, OK

Team ABS(0) or Absolute Zero
Musaad Al-Jafari – Saudi Arabia
Luke Bower – Claremore, OK
Joshua Sallee – Broken Arrow, OK
Adam Summers – Ponca City, OK

The regional competition also consisted of a car and poster component. Team ABS(0) placed third in the car component. Their car traveled 21.1 meters out of target distance of 22 meters.   

Team ABS(0) will go on to compete at the national competition in October.

Sundar Madihally, associate chemical engineering professor, traveled with the teams to oversee the competition.

“We are delighted to have our student group participate in the national contest,” says Madihally. “Also, we want to thank our sponsor Chevron Phillips Chemical who have supported this program for a long time.”

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Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, Oklahoma State has graduated more than 260,000 students who have been serving Oklahoma and the world for 125 years.