Cal Poly Pomona’s Concrete Canoe team placed sixth overall in the annual ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition this year, up from last year’s 12th place finish.
The team and its canoe, “Gidget,” placed in the top five in the Design Paper and Women’s Endurance categories.
Twenty-three universities competed by presenting their canoe designs and participating in various races at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
Cal Poly Pomona’s concrete canoe team finished in the top third at the national competition, hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Held at the University of Nevada, Reno, students from 22 of the top engineering universities came together to present their designs and race in five men’s, women’s and co-ed slalom, endurance and sprint races from June 14 to 16.
Forty Cal Poly Pomona civil engineering students designed a canoe, named “Andromeda,” that finished seventh overall and earned fifth place in final product and paddling sections, as well as a special innovation award for its unique injection molding system. The dual-mold created a precise thickness for the canoe’s …