The ASCE 150th Student Conference in Madison, Wisconsin will include a concrete canoe competition. Participating civil engineering students will design, build, and race canoes constructed of concrete. The event is scheduled for June 21–24, 2002.
Organized by ASCE and sponsored by Master Builders, this 15th annual test of academic and athletic ability will feature teams of student engineers from 26 colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. To qualify for the ASCE/MBT National Concrete Canoe Competition, teams must win one of 20 regional competitions held during the months of April and May, or qualify as an international competitor.
Five industry professionals have already been selected to judge this year’s competition. Mike Shydlowski, president and CEO of Master Builders said, “Judging the National Concrete Canoe Competition can be extremely rewarding, but it requires a significant commitment of time and energy. We invite people in the industry who can bring knowledge of advanced engineering and design principles, as well as material knowledge.”
For more information about the concrete canoe competition, visit the Master Builders’ Web site, www.masterbuilders. com. For details about the ASCE 150th Student Conference, visit www.cae.wisc.edu.