Chemical Engineering Introductory Project

Geared towards freshmen, ChIP gives students an introduction to chemical engineering at UCLA. This yearlong project engages students by introducing them to technical skills, which they then demonstrate by working in teams to build a coffee machine from scratch. Through this project, each member learns about the basics of process design, circuitry, 3D printing and more!

2022 Winners!

Our winning team from last year designed an elaborate scheme to make coffee readily and effortlessly using Arduino. The designs to the right highlight the bonds and experiences made in ChIP!

Behind the Scenes

A new team is constructing their temperature sensor for their coffee machine to measure temperature accurately and efficiently using Arduino.

Emma Dickinson

Alexander Geldmeyer