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Hudson Valley Students to Cast Concrete Canoe on March 22

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8085 or (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, March 19, 2004

Vessel to be judged, raced at regional event in April

WHO: Hudson Valley Community College Civil Engineering Technology students, who also are members of the college\'s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
WHAT: The students will cast a concrete canoe they have designed, which will be entered in the ASCE\'s Regional Concrete Canoe Competition on Saturday, April 24, 2004 , at the University at Buffalo . Last year, Hudson Valley Community College \'s team took second place overall in the competition and the students hope to win the gold this year.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. , Monday, March 22. For more information or directions, please call 629-8085.
WHERE: Hudson Hall Construction Laboratory (Rooms 141, 142A and 144)
Hudson Valley Community College campus, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue , Troy

The contest allows students – both freshmen and seniors – to put the civil engineering technology knowledge they have gained to the test by designing, building and racing a canoe constructed of concrete and other materials.

The competition in April will pit Hudson Valley against several four-year institutions, including Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University at Buffalo. The students will be judged on an oral presentation, their canoe\'s design, the appearance and workmanship of their canoe, and how they perform in the canoe races. In last year\'s overall competition, RIT finished first; Hudson Valley, second; and the University at Buffalo, third.