ChemE cadets take first in regionals
WEST POINT, N.Y. (April 8, 2013) — The West Point Chemical Engineering Club took first place in the Mid-Atlantic Region American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Conference Chemical Engineering Jeopardy Competition April 5 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
The AIChE Spring Regional Conference Chemical Engineering Jeopardy competition is a collegiate “Jeopardy”-style competition among chemical engineering majors which consisted of two rounds of chemical engineering questions from select topics and a final jeopardy round.
Students across the nation competed at regional meetings in the spring for the opportunity to compete at the fall nationals to become the chemical engineering grand champion. With more than 15 student teams from Virginia to New York State competing this year, the competition was as heated as ever.
The winning chemical engineering team of Class of 2015 Cadets John Bohnhoff, Lauren Ng, Reed Pyers and Nijel Rogers brought home its first West Point Chemical Engineering victory in this competition. The team has been awarded an invitation to compete at the Fall AIChE National Meeting in San Francisco, Calif.
The next day, the ChemE Club received more accolades as cadets also competed in the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition. Class of 2013 Cadet Matt Letarte, club president; Class of 2014 Cadet Aaron Beyea, club secretary presented research this year along with Class of 2015 Cadets Seamus Bann, Matt Bryan and Mark McCormick, Ng, Pyers and Bohnhoff.
McCormick won 1st place for the student research poster competition for the Spring AIChE Mid-Atlantic Regionals Chemical Engineering Conference. Cadet McCormick’s poster was entitled “Modeling the circulatory system by considering the effects of heart rate variability and fluid flow pressure dynamics.” His research is sponsored by Dr. Brueche.
During the conference, cadets also toured the Bristol Myers Squib facility in New Brunswick, N.J., career and graduate school workshops and the annual chemical engineering car competition. Rogers worked with students from other schools on a future concept for a West Point Chemical Engineering Car.
Proving that they were "In it to Win it," the chemical engineering team of Class of 2015 Cadets Reed Pyers, Nijel Rogers, John Bohnhoff and Lauren Ng brought home its first West Point Chemical Engineering victory from the Mid-Atlantic Region American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Conference Chemical Engineering Jeopardy Competition April 5 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
Courtesy photosClass of 2014 Cadet Mark McCormick presents his research at the poster competition.
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