Continuing their tradition of concrete dominance for the fifth year in a row, the University of Wisconsin-Madison captured the 20th Annual American Society
Continuing their tradition of concrete dominance for the fifth year in a row, the University of Wisconsin-Madison captured the 20th Annual American Society of Civil Engineers National Concrete Canoe Competition, staged last month in Seattle. The team and its 19.11-ft.-long, 179-lb. vessel, Descendent, led the field of 22 teams from engineering schools across the country that reached the national event following victories in regional concrete canoe competitions. The national competition combines technical presentations and canoe races.
Over the past two decades the students that have participated in the National Concrete Canoe Competition have represented the best and the brightest of the engineering profession, and this year’s class is a continuation of that tradition, said ASCE President Bill Marcuson, Ph.D., P.E. The creativity, innovation and teamwork these students have displayed assure me that no matter what challenges come their way-energy, transportation, global water supply-they will be prepared for success.
The Wisconsin team’s closest competitors were teams from the University of Florida and the University of Nevada, Reno. The top three teams earned $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 in scholarship money, respectively, provided by BASF Admixtures and other lead sponsors of the competition.