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UA engineering students hosted the American Society of Civil Engineers Pacific Southwest Conference recently, drawing more than 1,000 students from 18 universities to test their technical, teamwork and creative skills in various competitions over several days.
A highlight was the concrete-canoe races, held at Silverbell Lake before an enthusiastic crowd. The annual event challenges students' knowledge, creativity and stamina, while showcasing the versatility and durability of concrete as a building material.
This year's ASCE finals will be held at Clemson University in June. In 2007, the national winner, the University of Wisconsin, traveled to the Netherlands to represent the United States in the Dutch Concrete Canoe Challenge.