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Concrete Canoe Team

How can you build and race a concrete canoe? This is the question that is left to the Virginia Tech ASCE Concrete Canoe Team.

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What is ASCE Conrete Conoe?

This yearlong project involves the designing, construction, and paddling of a concrete canoe. At competition the team is judged on an oral presentation, a design paper, a display, and the appearance of the canoe. The team also gets to race their canoe. The races consist of a men’s and women’s sprint, endurance race, and a coed sprint. Every year the team strives to win the regional competition so that they may compete at nationals.

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Who can join? 

The Virginia Tech Concrete Canoe Team has a position for you no matter what talents or skills you have! So if you are looking for a chance to visit other universities nationwide and build excellent professional and teamwork skills then come join our team!

Recent Awards

Concrete canoe, Seasar, placed 3rd at the 2019 ASCE Concrete Canoe compeition.

Fast Facts

Team size: About 15 members
Department Afiliation:  The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Workshop: Ware Lab

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