The NAU student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is ready to start designing their 2022 concrete canoe! As a team, we will design a concrete canoe to compete against other colleges in the annual Concrete Canoe Competition, taking place at the Intermountain Southwest Competition in Las Vegas.
Designing a concrete canoe for competition requires teamwork and patience. As a team, we gain hands-on and real world experience through trial and error. It takes leadership and persistence to create the desired concrete mix for our canoe.
Your support helps us prepare the perfect concrete canoe, support our mentee program, and ultimately gives us an opportunity for professional development.
We need your support to help cover the costs to design our canoe and support our mentee program development. With multiple concrete mix trials, we need a lot of supplies to test and perfect our mix. These materials help us to create the best concrete possible. We are working throughout the fall semester to prepare our team for competition.
Your gift allows students to participate in the Pacific Southwest Conference.
This competition helps us build our team bond and allows us to test our design against 11 other college teams. We are ranked in five different categories: technical proposal, technical presentation, final product prototype, race demonstration, and enhanced focus areas report. The conference also connects us with other aspiring civil engineers and encourages us to network with our peers. Last year we ranked fourth overall. Your support will help cover mix design costs, conference registration, travel, a canoe mold, and new equipment for future canoe teams to benefit from.
To learn more about the ASCE Concrete Canoe team visit: https://www.ceias.nau.edu/capstone/projects/CENE/2021/ASCE_ConcreteCanoe/
Cover the cost of a meal for a mentee (under-classman volunteer) during a long day of mixing and testing mix designs.
$20 covers the cost of a team member's canoe paddles for the 2022 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition.
$25 covers the cost for a NAU 2022 Concrete Canoe t-shirt for a team member or a mentee.
$30 covers the cost of a life jacket to be used by an NAU team member during the 2022 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition
$50 covers the cost for one set of mix design cylinders. For each varying mix option, 3 cylinders are made to perform testing.
$100 helps cover the costs of canoe transportation to the 2022 ASCE Concrete Competition.
$125 helps cover the costs for a van rental for the 600 mile round trip for the NAU team to attend the 2022 Concrete Canoe Competition.
$200 helps cover the costs association with the mold for the 2022 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition.