Join the 2024 ChemE Cube Competition, Powered by RAPID® | ExxonMobil

Launched in 2020 by the RAPID Manufacturing Institute®, ChemE Cube is an annual student competition where undergraduate university teams design, build, and demonstrate a one-cubic-foot plant to produce a chemistry defined in the annual problem statement.

Watch the above video to hear from recent ChemE Cube teams talking about the competition, which includes a head-to-head cube duel, a one-minute ad to promote their technology, and a 20-minute “shark tank” style pitch to a panel of mock investors. The theme for the 2024 competition, which will take place at AIChE’s Annual Student Conference in San Diego, is direct air capture and regeneration.

ChemE Cube is a part of AIChE's Practice+, a component of the Institute for Learning & Innovation (ILI).

Learn more about the ChemE Cube Competition, Powered by RAPID® | ExxonMobil.

2024 competition materials now live

Take the steps below to prepare for the 2024 competition!
  1. Download and read the full suite of competition materials listed below
  2. Form a ChemE Cube team at your university (the competition is open to all majors)
  3.  (this is where you’ll present your design to judges and qualify for the in-person competition)
  4. Work with your team and a faculty advisor to design your cube and prepare a design presentation

Register and learn more about the competition and its timeline on the 2024 competition page.

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