Concrete Canoe

 

Concrete Canoe Team Chairs

Project Manager/Captain...........................................Jenny Swabb swabb@ksu.edu

Treasurer...............................................................Katlyn Dotson kattydid@ksu.edu

Mix Design Chair...........................................................Nathan Pohl npohl@ksu.edu

Paddling Coach...................................Mohammed Almohammedali ali1409@ksu.edu

Conference Planner………..........…..............Jennifer Sommerfeld jsommer@ksu.edu

 

Meet your Captain

Jenny Swabb
I am a senior in Civil Engineering from Basehor, Kansas. It is my third year on the Concrete Canoe team, and I am the new Captain for the 2012-2013 school year. I have had a ton of fun being a team member, and I am excited to lead the team to new heights. As Captain, my duties will be project management, work day operation and prep, and recruitment. I hope to work alongside all of our awesome returning teammates and anyone else who wants to have fun and learn in a hands-on environment. Let’s keep up the momentum and go for gold!

 

About Concrete Canoe

Brief Synopsis of Competition

Officially known as the National Concrete Canoe Competition, it is the premiere collegiate concrete canoe competition.  Creating a canoe that can float is only half the battle.  The other half involves designing, fabricating, building and racing a canoe that is fast, agile and maneuverable; all with concrete!  Do you want to know how this is possible?  If so, attend the next meeting in the basement of Fiedler Hall.

Our Progress

We had our first workday on October 26th and we are currently meeting every Wednesday and Saturday to refine our mix design and work on structural analysis/hull design. After we have obtained our mix and hull design, we will begin construction of our mold. Our goal is to finish our mix design in the fall so we can have our pour day at the beginning of the spring semester. By maintaining this schedule we will have plenty of time to sand and stain our canoe and to have paddle practices.

Goals for This Year

The main goals for the team this year are to maintain membership, increase technical learning, improve aesthetics, and reduce the overall weight of the canoe from last year’s 460 lbs. down to approximately 250 lbs. Can we do it? Join concrete canoe, and find out for yourself!

 

 

Links

Official concrete canoe competition site: Offical Site

Current copy of the rules: Rules