Hudson Valley Students to Cast Concrete Canoe on March 22
CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8085 or (518) 629-8071
Vessel to be judged, raced at regional event in April
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, March 19, 2004
||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).
||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.
|| 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. , Monday,
March 22. For more information or directions, please call 629-8085.
||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
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.