Students from Missouri University of Science and Technology participate in many competitions, from solar houses to solar cars, from human-powered vehicles to vehicles made from unique materials. Take the concrete canoe, for example. Missouri S&T students have built a 250-pound canoe out of concrete and will prove that it floats during the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 Mid-Continent Student Conference.
The Missouri S&T Concrete Canoe Design Team will showcase its canoe and compete against other regional universities at the conference, which will be held April 21-22, at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
For the competition, students must design a “lightweight” concrete canoe that can remain buoyant when completely submerged in water, is strong enough to hold several paddlers and can easily maneuver through the water.
RESULTS: The team performed well in competition and won four trophies: first in Women’s Sprint, first in Men’s Sprint, second in Women’s Endurance and second in Co-ed Sprint. Congratulations!