Help Concrete Canoe defend their National title!

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Help Cal Poly's Concrete Canoe team get to Nationals!

The Concrete Canoe project involves constructing two full-scale concrete canoes, preparing a project proposal, presenting the project to a panel of practitioners, and racing against other universities nationwide. You might ask "how does concrete float?" It's a thing! Since the 1960s, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapters have designed, built, and raced canoes made of concrete. It's weird concrete, but it's still concrete! This unique challenge aligns with Cal Poly's motto of "Learn by Doing" where students jump in to tackle complex project management and develop innovative design choices. 

When is comes to making concrete float, we are some of the best at it! Cal Poly SLO has pulled ahead of the competition year after year. The club has earned seven national championship victories, the most out of any university. Last year, Cal Poly's Oceana team won the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition and defended our title as the most decorated university in the competition’s history.

We would like to sincerely invite you to join us in helping our team as we strive to compete at the national level once again. To make it to nationals, we must first compete at the regional Pacific Southwest ASCE Student Symposium (PSWS) in Honolulu, Hawaii. We are proud to announce that we are one step closer to clinching the National Title after winning first place at the PSWS!

Your support will enable our team to pay registration fees, shipment of our canoe, and other travel expenses. We would greatly appreciate any support that you can provide to help us continue our winning streak and this amazing Learn by Doing tradition!

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Learn by Doing

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Help contribute to covering the cost of concrete for the canoe.



Covers the cost of a student’s competition registration.


Lodging + Registration

Covers the cost of a student’s lodging and competition registration.


Airfare + Transportation

Covers the cost of a student’s flight and ground transportation.


Canoe Transport

Covers the cost of ground transportation to get the canoe to the competition!


All Expenses Paid

Help send our team to defend our National title! Covers the full cost of competition attendance for one student.

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