"Orca" heads to California for 2010 Annual NCCC!

The 23rd Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC), held by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in an effort to build awareness of concrete technology and application, will be hosted by the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA from June 17-19 this year. With a different host school every year, the competition travels across the nation in hopes of challenging many civil engineering students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience through project management and concrete mix designs.

With it’s beginnings in the 1960’s, intramural Concrete Canoe races were held by a few ASCE chapters. By combining hydrodynamic design and engineering expertise into an advanced form of racing, the ASCE expanded the project to a national level, while simultaneously expanding internationally. With participation of over 5000 students and 400 teams over the past 21 years, groups of civil engineering students have worked to qualify for participation at the national level through conference and regional competitions. The Rutgers University Engineering community is extremely proud of this year’s achievements.
Winning First Place at the Metropolitan Conference Concrete Canoe Competition at Farleigh Dickinson University, “Orca” and the 2010 Rutgers Concrete Canoe Team will be traveling with twenty other groups around the nation for the 23rd Annual NCCC in California. This is Rutgers’ second appearance at the national competition and we wish them the best of luck!

by Sayuri Khandavalli