Video Goes Behind the Scenes with the Concrete Canoe Team
February 3, 2020
Concrete makes up many things that we use in our day-to-day lives. Streets, sidewalks, buildings… and canoes?
Held every April, the concrete canoe competition pits schools against each other in a boat race, but as the name denotes, this is not your average race. Students in the Wentworth chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers calculate the proper materials and numbers that they will need to create a mold before pouring the canoe.
Each week we will chronicle their journey as they gear up for competition weekend. Episode one of our video series starts with a look at what lies ahead. This week, they are sanding the mold as they prep for the biggest week of the season: pour week. With just two weeks to go until then, the team is anxiously working on sanding the mold to perfection.
- June 1, 2020—Get to know the people behind the teams.
- May 19, 2020—The Center for Academic Excellence relates what worked for students during the spring semester.
- May 14, 2020—The team brought in $23,000 for the Student Emergency Fund.