The ASCE Concrete Canoe competition started in the 1960′s, when a small number of ASCE student chapters held concrete canoe races. Over the next 40 years, it has grown with over 100 participating universities and 18 regions throughout the United States. Every year, the concrete canoe competition challenges students to create an innovative, environmentally friendly canoe by utilizing knowledge in materials engineering, fluid mechanics, and project management while testing their endurance and stamina in the paddle races.
Each team representing their respective region gather on a weekend to present an oral presentation and for the five canoe races: men’s and women’s slalom/endurance races, and co-ed sprint. Each team’s score is comprised of:
- 25% engineering and construction of the canoe
- 25% technical design paper
- 25% business presentation highlighting the canoe’s innovative design and construction process
- 25% performance during the canoe races
Every year, our concrete canoe team is comprised of undergrad and graduate students who are involved in casting and building the canoe, creating the visual designs and aesthetics, presenting in the business presentation, and competing in the paddling races.
If you are interested in joining our concrete canoe team or would like more information, please contact the captains!
Concrete Canoe Captains