University of Washington civil engineering students are on their way to California to compete in “The America’s Cup of Civil Engineering” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Are they hauling a sleek yacht to the event? Nope, it’s a 240-pound canoe made of concrete.
After taking first place in the regional competition sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers, the UW team qualified for the national competition in San Luis Obispo.
The team’s goal is to get into the top 10. Last year it placed 16th out of 22 teams.