Two men and one woman dressed in formal attire gave Boise's presentation and it was based on an inclement weather broadcast.
The team described the attributes of the boat and presented these statistics while displaying the engineering drawing included in their design report. They continued by describing their management scenario and mentioned that the project relied on a class given at Boise.
Playing to a rather large audience, the team seemed a bit nervous. However, they managed to complete the task on time.
Following the presentation, the judges asked a barrage of questions: "Why was a 70 percent humidity level used for curing as opposed to 100 percent?" "Why was a shrinkage-reducing admixture used and what was the main reason for doing this?"
"What is the difference between entrained and entrapped air?" and "Is the air content mentioned in the design report entrained or entrapped?"
"How did your team conclude that shot-crete techniques would produce the strongest product from a structural standpoint?" "What are the properties and the effects of using an acrylic bonding agent?" "How did you determine the optimum velocity and how did you determine it?"
"Why does the four-person race pose the most risk?" Finally, the team was asked to comment on how the class that was offered helped facilitate the effort. "Who provided the grade?" "What was the single biggest challenge that you encountered during the project?"
The team did quite well for its first time out and should improve in the future.
Name: Blue Crush
Boise State University is located in Boise, Idaho. The Broncos made their debut at the national level in 2003 and proudly represented the Pacific Northwest Region. Their fourteenth place finish is the team's highest to date.
Blue Crush featured an Olympic hull. It was made with K1 micro-spheres, white Portland cement, fly ash, bond crete, and Omega scrim fabric.