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Una's Cheme Car Team Finishes In Final Four At Regional Conference

Nov. 17, 2020

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Nov. 17, 2019

FLORENCE, AL - The University of North Alabama ChemE Car Team finished in the final four at the 2020 ChemE Car Competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southern Regional Conference. The win qualifies the team for the national competition at the International ChemE Car Competition as part of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Conference.

"For three of the past four years, teams of exceptional students in the Department of Engineering and Technology have combined their knowledge of engineering and science to successfully earn a spot to compete at the international level in AICheE's ChemE Car Competition," said Dr. Jonathan Sullivan, Professor and Chemical Engineering Laboratory Coordinator. "This year's team is continuing that tradition of excellence and is proud to represent the University of North Alabama in this worldwide event."

ChemE car competitions are an integral part of the experiential learning process, which is a key component of degree completion at UNA.

"This competition has been endorsed by our NASA stakeholder as simulating the control systems and encompassing the multi-functional technology skills needed in advanced applications," said Dr. Pete Rim, Director and Department Chair for the Department of Engineering and Technology.

The skills students acquire as part of the competitions then translate into the workforce, particularly in STEM-related fields and industries.

"Our program features options in Bio-Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, and Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology with outstanding faculty who are not only specialists in their field but also have real work experience and expertise," said Dr. Sara Lynn Baird, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "Students participate in a wide variety of experiential opportunities, hands-on learning, and related activities like the ChemE Car Team. We also offer the Master of Applied Manufacturing Engineering for those interested in working toward an advanced degree."

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/