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.