Who We Are
“It shouldn’t float, but it does!”
We’re a group of curious and innovative students from all disciplines and majors at Cornell, making the impossible possible.
Every fall and winter, our team bands together to develop a brand new canoe engineered from concrete mixtures to compete in the spring ASCE Regional Concrete Canoe Competition. While we have posted strong results in recent years, our mission is to win the entire competition.
Our team’s vision is to create an improved lightweight concrete canoe able to float in water, while also focusing on a sustainable and aesthetic design.
Meet Our Leads
The brains behind it all
Class of 2021
Class of 2021
Whatever Floats Our Boat
Our team consists of five sub-teams, each designated with an integral purpose and role in our canoe design
Ideates and illustrates the artistic design and vision of the concrete canoe based on visual modeling
Analyzes the static and dynamic nature of cedar strip canoe, as well as visual renders of the canoe shape
Business & Logistics
Oversees team operations and finances, from inventory analyses to corporate sponsorships
Tests and develops the robust and lightweight concrete mixture that maintains the canoe’s fluid dynamics
Molds the structural integrity of the concrete canoe, providing a framework for its hydrodynamics