2020 SIUC Concrete Canoe Team
This Year's Theme:
The 2020 SIUC Concrete Canoe Team has been hard at work designing and constructing the fastest, strongest, and lightest canoe possible, as requested by the Committee on National Concrete Canoe Competitions. This year, our team aims to highlight the many vineyards and successful wine industry in the region surrounding SIU though the use of colors and images that are representative of the Shawnee Wine Trail.
How it's Done:
Once the canoe is designed, team members meet weekly in order to assemble a mold that takes the desired shape of the canoe. We are currently completing the mold (as pictured below) by covering it with white fiberglass panel which the concrete will be poured over. The team will pour the concrete in January and allow it to cure for 28 days in order for it to gain maximum strength. The concrete mix is comprised of several types of cement and lightweight aggregate which result in a light yet strong final product.
Your Support is Needed:
Although we push forward on this project, in order to purchase the ingredients for the concrete mix and send our students and 20-foot-long canoe to Missouri in the spring, we need your help! Please consider contributing to this project, and your generosity will go towards mix materials, concrete dye, registration to conference, vehicle rentals, gas, and lodging. Should we make it to nationals, the money raised here will also go towards registration, vehicles, gas, and lodging.
Our goal this year is to win the ASCE Mid-Continent Student Conference hosted by the University of Missouri and continue on to the National Concrete Canoe Competition at the University of Wisconsin -- Madison. Any amount you can contribute helps, and the Concrete Canoe team is grateful for your generosity.
**If your donation falls within one of the ranges above you will receive the incentives that are listed! Please leave your name when the donation is made so that it can be included on the back of our t-shirts.**