Iowa State was the only team to start with the presenters off stage. Their-six person skit was based on the Wizard of Oz and featured very elaborate costumes. They integrated the details of the project nicely with their theme.
Following their presentation, the projectionist joined the six people on stage for the questions. During the question and answer session the team was initially asked to comment on the aggregates that they considered for their mix.
The judges followed with: "What safety precautions were used during the project?" and "What is the most innovative aspect of your project?"
"Were quality control procedures used during construction?" "What was your rationale in positioning the ribs in the hull?"
"How would you modify your project schedule in the future?" "How did the properties of your concrete compare with those taken into account during the design?"
Name: Twisted Wizard
Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa. They have proudly represented the Mid-West Region
three times at the national
level. This year's ninth place finish is the team's highest to date.
Iowa State's canoe had a flat bottom and was built by applying four layers of concrete to a male mold using a drywall gun. Spacers were used to insure a uniform thickness and a fiberglass mesh was used between each concrete layer.