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June 27, 2017

KUSA TV 9: School of Mines hosts concrete canoe contest

Written By: Renee Meiller

This KUSA TV 9 story includes UW-Madison concrete canoe team member Grant Johnson.

In what sounds like a cruel joke, civil engineering students like Grant Johnson had to make a canoe out of concrete.

“We actually use a structural mix that is less dense than water,” Johnson said. “So, it can float.”

Johnson is from the University of Wisconsin. His team of 25 students joined a total of 20 schools at the Colorado School of Mines in late June 2017 for the 30th Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition. The contest moves to different locations every year and is coordinated by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Read the story and view the video…