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Stony Brook ASCE Chapter Wins 4th Place at Regional Metropolitan Concrete Canoe Competition


On April 14, 2019 the Stony Brook ASCE student chapter participated in the regional Metropolitan section Concrete Canoe Competition in Cooks Pond, Denville, NJ . The day started off with the team sign-in at 9:00 A.M. Students set up the canoe and display table to be evaluated by the judges.

Prior to the competition, the team captains spent weeks putting together an extensive design report discussing the thought process and works that went into building a successful canoe. Along with the design report, the team captains were required to complete the Project Overview and Technical Addendum (POTA) which provides supplemental information, such as photos and procedures. Those reports along with the canoe display and race results determined the final score of each team in the competition.

After the technical aspect of the canoe was judged, each school performed a swamp test. This is a test in which the canoe is fully submerged in water and must rise above the water surface to ensure that the canoe will float, since the canoe is made out of concrete! The races began shortly after the swamp test. There was a men’s sprint, a women’s sprint, then a Co-ed race.

Stony Brook took 4th place in the men’s sprint, 4th place in the women’s race, and 2nd place in the Co-ed race!

Big congratulations to our 2018-2019 ASCE chapter members!

Check out some videos of the concrete canoe in action!


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