The Team Lead guides the team through all phases of the year: recruitment, design, construction, finishing, and competition. She works closely with all sub-team leaders to ensure timely progress on goals. She also manages the budget and maintains good relations with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Additionally, she strives to foster an environment where all team members can learn, grow, and enjoy themselves.
The aesthetics team works on the appearance and presentation of the canoe. They lead the final finishing of canoe construction through sanding and sealing to create a final product that is visually stunning. In addition to working on the canoe, the aesthetics team brings the theme to life. It transforms raw engineering into a marketable finished product.
Carolyn was one of the two 2016-17 head team leads. She is a chemical engineer from Quincy, Massachusetts.
The analysis team is the perfect gateway to put your engineering coursework to use and see it jump off the textbook pages. We use fundamental concepts to analyze the static and dynamic behavior of our canoe. We utilize various modeling programs to write code and create a visual rendering of our finished product. We also continuously monitor the environment that the canoe is kept in. This subteam is ideal for any student hoping to transform concepts from the classroom into a fun and functional finished product.
James is a computer science major from Sarasota, Florida. He has been on the team since the beginning of his sophomore year. He is a computer science major and leads the Analysis sub team.
Do you love to plan and organize? The business team focuses on project scheduling, budget management, and competition logistics behind the scenes to keep us organized throughout the year. By coordinating subteams and working through budget constraints, they ensure that we accomplish our tasks as efficiently as possible.
The mix team, a lab-based subteam, is the perfect opportunity to get your hands dirty. We design, mix, and test lightweight concrete that will be used for our canoe. You can learn about the chemistry behind this fascinating material, as well as learn to manipulate certain aggregates to make this normally heavy material float in water.
The mold team is responsible for the construction of the cedar strip canoe that gives the canoe its shape. They frequently practice hands-on simulations of casting concrete onto the mold. On Cast Day, the most important day of the year, the mold team is in charge. This subteam requires ingenuity and an ability to see beyond the standard uses of materials.
Racing is a huge component of the competition. There are all male, all female, and co-ed races of varying distances at competition. The paddling team is a great way to get out and enjoy Cayuga Lake. Join the paddling team - trained by a former Olympic kayaker - for a fun opportunity to race in a unique canoe!
The Team Consultant advises and assists all sub-teams as needed, focusing on her areas of expertise. This team member works directly with the Team Lead to coordinate organization within the team. Additionally, she works closely on planning competition: ensuring timely registration for the ASCE Regional Conference, reviewing National Concrete Canoe Competition Rules, and submitting Requests for Information.