The UC Berkeley Concrete Canoe student team competed at the national 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Concrete Canoe Competition! The event was hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from Saturday, June 10 to Monday, June 12, and brings teams from universities worldwide together. This competition allows students to gain hands-on practical experience while testing their skills with concrete mix designs and project management challenges.
The first ASCE Canoe Competition was held in 1988, but the history of the Concrete Canoe dates back to the 1960s when a small number of ASCE Student Chapters started to have intramural concrete canoe races. This elite competition combines engineering excellence, hydrodynamic design, and racing technique and is known as the "America's Cup of Civil Engineering," sponsored by the ASCE Foundation.