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Concrete canoe races, bridge competition part of civil engineering conference

Nearly 300 students from 10 universities throughout Ohio and Michigan will participate in the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers North Central Student Conference this weekend, at The University of Toledo and Maumee Bay State Park.

Hosted by the UT American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter, the conference will include concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions.

“This conference is a great opportunity for our chapter to highlight UT and the greater Toledo area while showcasing the accomplishments of all of the students,” Katie Burns, UT senior majoring in civil engineering senior and conference chair, said.

The steel bridge competition will be held Friday, April 10, until 6:30 p.m. in Savage Arena.

Concrete canoe races will take place at Maumee Bay State Park’s inland lake Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The countless hours put into the design, construction and display of the concrete canoes and steel bridges just amazes me,” she added. “It is absolutely amazing to see the final products that the students produce, since they create something that is not only functional, but is also a piece of art.”

For more information on the free, public events, contact Burns at or at 330.591.7900.

Media Coverage
The Independent Collegian (April 15, 2015)


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