Concrete Canoe History Display
The first-ever concrete canoe competition took place in 1971, a year after Professor Clyde E. Kesler (BS 43, MS 46) tasked his students in the concrete design class with making a concrete canoe as an alternative to the standard high-strength cylinders or reinforced beams. Since that first class, and that first competition (against Purdue), the Concrete Canoe has been an annual tradition. This display will honor that history and celebrate the unique tradition that remains a part of students’ lives to this day. Additional funding is needed to fully fund this display.