June 23, 2014

Like the prehistoric marine predator, ichthyosaur, the University of Nevada, Reno concrete canoe and team were designed to take out the opposition. After 3 days of competition against 22 other teams,...
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June 20, 2014

The victor of the 2014 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition will be decided this weekend in a no-holds-barred competition at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, culminating what has been a...
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September 6, 2013

...your alma mater profiles your "successful career". I suppose I've done alright, but day to day challenges and hard work really don't leave much time for gushing reflection. You can read my...
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Concrete Canoe 20/13 winners
June 24, 2013

After finishing either second or third three times over the previous four years, the fifth time proved to be a charm as École de technologie supérieure was crowned champion of the 26th Annual...
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May 31, 2012

Every year, ASCE's student chapters build on the tradition of civil engineering in a wonderfully visual way. They participate in competitions to design and construct structures that need to maintain...
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July 1, 2011

In an earlier post, I said we would share tips about different social media and today’s post is about creating groups in Facebook. What’s the purpose of a group when you can just invite...
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April 5, 2011

This weekend I returned to my alma mater, the University of Michigan, for the North Central Regional student conference.  It was the first time that I had attended the annual Steel Bridge and...
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May 6, 2010

Part 3 In the morning we reassessed our work.  The steel tubes seemed a little small compared to the size of the concrete hull.  Would the single additional bracing bar between the...
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April 25, 2010

Part 2 After cheering the steel bridge team onto a first place finish, I led the canoe team to the Home Depot for supplies to reconstruct their canoe.  We wandered the aisles searching for...
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April 18, 2010

Around this time of year, concrete canoe competitions are being held on several college campuses around the country.  These events were typically the highlight of of my ASCE involvement.  My...
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