After pour day, we decided to re-pour this year’s canoe with a better reinforcement product, as the reinforcement led to the canoe being much thicker than we had designed. But we’re saving this first canoe for practice! Here it is, fresh out of the mold:
Yes, it’s so smooth, it’s shiny!
Eight of our officers represented USC ASCE at the 2013 ASCE National Conference in Charlotte, NC. They networked with industry professionals and learned more about the work that ASCE does at the national level. We’re already looking forward to next year’s conference: the ASCE Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama!
Our environmental design team just took first place in the environmental competition at the 2013 ASCE Pacific Southwest Regional Conference! This team put in long hours of practice and built multiple iterations of their water distribution system. The first place win is an excellent achievement, especially considering the caliber of the other 17 competing schools!
The environmental team’s system is all wrapped up and ready for their Thursday competition at PSWC 2013!
We just finished staining our canoe. This year’s color: GOLD! Up next: cardinal lettering!
We just finished removing the canoe from the mold. Well, really we removed the mold from the canoe, since our foam release agent didn’t work so the concrete adhered to the foam. But after a couple of days of chiseling, hot-wiring, sawing, prying, clawing, begging, pleading, hoping, praying, rolling-around-in-foam-on-the-floor, and yielding sheer manpower, we’re (basically) done! Now we just need to patch, sand, stain, beautify, etc…
Erin and Sian work on the concrete canoe display stand.