April 27, 2007

Students sink or swim with concrete canoe creations

Concrete canoe race
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Purdue junior Mark Engstrom finds it's time to sink or swim as he paddles a concrete canoe in a race against the team from the University of Southern Indiana. Engstrom, who is majoring in construction engineering management, was among civil engineering students from 16 colleges and universities throughout the Midwest taking part in the concrete canoe races on Friday (April 27) on a pond near the Purdue campus. The race was one of several events in the Great Lakes Regional Competition, which continues Saturday (April 28) and is sponsored by the Purdue chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Other events that attracted approximately 500 participants include a concrete Frisbee toss, a steel bridge construction contest and balsa wood tower assembly. Additional colleges and universities from Indiana that are competing include Rose Hulman University, The University of Notre Dame, Tri-State College, University of Evansville and Valparaiso University. (Purdue News Service photo/David Umberger)

A publication-quality photo is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/images/+2007/purdue-concrete-canoe.jpg

 

Related news release:
Civil engineers to converge on Purdue with concrete canoes http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070425MuellerRegional.html

 

 

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