Faculty Sponsor

Mohammad Alhassan

Document Type



Engineering / Civil Engineering

University Affiliation

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne


The Concrete Canoe competition began in the United States in the 1960s, when a few ASCE student chapters began racing concrete canoes in small intramural races. It has since grown into a national event that draws more than 280 student chapters each year. Each canoe must be in compliance with very strict national rules and regulations, and is then scored based on four major criteria: Final Product (25%), Races (25%), Technical Paper (25%), and Oral Presentation (25%). This year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at IPFW compiled the knowledge and skills of its members to complete a 20 foot long, buoyant canoe made of lightweight concrete. The canoe will be taken to the Regional 2011 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition in Milwaukee, WI to compete against 15 other regional universities that have been participating in this conference for many years.

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