NIT Rourkela Team Wins International ChemE Jeopardy Competition At Boston

Rourkela: NIT Rourkela have topped the International ChemE Jeopardy competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Student Conference 2021.

The team, comprising four pre-final year Chemical Engineering students — Swagat Subhakanta Das, Millen Samantaray, Birupakhya Patro and Swastik Brahma – produced an outstanding performance to bring home the title of ‘International ChemE Jeopardy Champions’ and a cash prize of $400.

In the final round, NIT Rourkela beat the challenge of teams from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and National University of Engineering, Peru.

AIChE, a professional organization for chemical engineers with over 60,000 members from 110 countries, organizes the annual ChemE Jeopardy competition where champion teams from all over the world vie for glory at the Annual Student Conference.

This year, it was organized in Boston – in person from November 6 to 8 and in virtual mode from November 13-15. The NIT Rourkela team participated virtually on November 14.

Thanking NIT Rourkela for backing the team at every step, team member Swagat Subhakanta said that Team AIChE NITR represented the entire south-east Asia at this prestigious conference.

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