What is Concrete Canoe?


Northwestern's Concrete Canoe team is made up of undergraduate engineers across several majors. Throughout the year, we design, construct, finish, and race a canoe made entirely of concrete to compete in the national competition hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Believe it or not, it actually floats!


The 2015 edition of the canoe was known as Anas Elastomerus, which is Latin for "Rubber Duck," and won 3rd place overall. The 2016 canoe was "The CaNU Deal," with an American flag exterior and references to The New Deal. The team is currently hard at work on the 2017 canoe, but what will the theme be? Come to a meeting and help us choose!

How Can I Join or Sponsor NU Concrete Canoe?


The Concrete Canoe team is open to undergraduates and graduates of any major! We meet weekly in Tech AG52, and it's never too ate to get involved!. Email one of the project managers to receive information or express interest in sponsorship:


Kathryn Eckhoff: kathryneckhoff2017@u.northwestern.edu

Bill Bach: williambach2018@u.northwestern.edu


You can also follow the status of our team through our Facebook and Twitter pages!

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