This year's RACED event is on Saturday October 10th. Meet at at the Chemical Engineering Student Center at
9:30AM. More information on this year's event can be found on the
Facebook Event Page. You can
register your team
What is RACED?
RACED, which stands for Rapid Attainment of College
Engineering Diversity, is an event geared towards engineers and promotes
the exposure of other disciplines of engineering available at UF in a
fun (and slightly competitive) atmosphere. It is not uncommon to work in
multidisciplinary groups in industry and academia. By participating in
RACED, you become more exposed to these other disciplines as well as
build a social network within the engineering community.
It is a campus-wide event where teams of 4-5 members compete by
completing engineering based activities at specific booths located
around campus. Teams consisting of multidisciplinary members are
strongly recommended and may provide an advantage throughout the event.
Clues will be provided once the activity is completed for the team to
figure out where to go next. Whichever team arrives at the final
location after completing all the booth activities sequentially will win
How was it created?
RACED was inspired by a pre-existing event known as the Amazing Race, hosted by
Pi Delta Psi,
the Asian-focused fraternity at the University of Florida. It is modeled after the television show and aims to
increase cultural awareness within the Asian community.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, with the support of the Benton
Engineering Council, decided to incorporate this idea and gear it towards
the engineering community. In industry, collaborating with engineers
from various backgrounds is often necessary for the completion of a
project. Exposure to different engineering disciplines and the
corresponding societies will be beneficial in making the participating
student more knowledgeable about engineering as a whole during the
student’s time at the University of Florida as well as post-graduation.
A general overview of the event:
Groups of 4-5 members will run to booths located around campus run by
different engineering societies, such as AIChE. Team members from
different disciplines are strongly recommended.
The team will need to complete an activity that involves a certain part
of their engineering discipline which will be up to the discretion of
the society, before they can move to the next booth.
Examples of activities:
Naming different types of energy transfers – Chemical
Complete a simple circuit to light a light bulb - Electrical
After visiting all the booths, the groups will race to a
predetermined location on campus, where prizes will be awarded to the
top finishers and lunch provided for all participants.