Concrete Canoe is one of the largest Civil Engineering RSOs on campus. As the name suggests, students will work to create and ultimately row a canoe made out of a special form of concrete. This year, the Concrete Canoe took second at the WGL conference, winning the vast majority of races and exceeding in the technical presentation. Congratulations to all Concrete Canoe members whose hard work and dedication clearly paid off! We would love to see you next Fall at our meetings - below is a little bit about the four sub-teams under concrete canoe:
The construction team works on building the wooden mold for the canoe. They utilize several kinds of power tools to ensure that the design mold is accurate and sturdy.
The mix team develops the special form of concrete used in the canoe. They find a way to render a formula that is both durable but also able to float on water.
A large component of Concrete Canoe competitions is the creativity and design of the canoe. The design team chooses the theme for the canoe, with this year's being playing cards.
As shown below, the paddling team actually get out on the water and rows the canoe. They practice over the weekend at a nearby lake and sometimes work out at the ARC.