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Page 21 text:
"Concrete canoe 7 lt'll never work! It'll sink," you say. Well,Kansas Tech., along
with many other schools, has proved that it will work.
Not only is there new advanced technology in computers, but concrete is advan-
:ing also! Concrete that floats and is sturdy.
The idea was originated from a project to devolope a concrete mixture that was
light in weight and durable at the same time. Civil students from various colleges
were confronted with the idea.
In order to promote student interest, the canoe idea evolved. Kansas State Univ-
ersity took the responsibility of hosting the Concrete Canoe Race primarily because
of their access to the River Pond Area of Tuttle Creek State Park.
Each year the civil departments design and construct their canoes and prepare for
the races in April. As a side interest, the concrete frisbee was later added to the
For the 1986-87 academic year, Kansas Tech's civil department created a rather
unusual canoe named "Kleavage". Norman Peterson and Randy Bourbina were co- cap-
tians inthe project. Civil students that participated in the concrete fribee contest
were Justin Birch who received lst, Mark Grosland who took 3rd, and Norman
Peterson who received 4th.
No women were enrolled in civil this year so Joan Martin and Lisa Merrill partici-
pated as the women's team. They won the preliminary race and tied for second in the
finals but then diqualified themselves as they weren't civil majors.
Dennis Shreves and Steve Thompson raced for the faculty team. They placed third
in the final heat for Kansas Tech.
Kansas Tech. are proud of their civil department and is ready to go again next
year. By Lisa Merrill
LEFT. Lisa Merrill and Joan Martin in the Concrete Canoe races.
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ABOVE. Norman Peterson and Randy
Bourbina making the concrete canoe.
ABOVE RIGHT. Dave Kamp at the
Concrete Canoe races.
RIGHT. Greq Mans and Todd Burroughs
preparing for the race.
BELOW. Steve CoIIins enjoying the
BELOW RIGHT. "The scenery
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LEFT. Christina Werth enjoging the free
dinner at Spring Olgmpics.
ABOVE. Mart Nolan going up for the spike.
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