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Concrete Canoe Champs

Ever made a canoe out of concrete? Right, us neither.

The University of Nevada, Reno's civil and environmental engineering students excel at a national competition to design, build and race a concrete canoe. The students spend six months preparing for the competition, including designing their own custom mix of concrete optimized for the canoe.

In the end, students have emerged as a powerhouse in the competition, dominating regional competitions and repeatedly earning a berth at nationals.

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Concrete canoe team earns nationals berth