of California - Berkeley (Bears)"
Berkeley represented the Mid-Pacific Conference and made their sixteenth national appearance.
The Bears relied on 2 men to make their presentation. The presenters were dressed business casual and the presentation was business oriented. The team used 1 screen and included 5 video segments.
Following a brief introduction, the team highlighted the philosophy underlying their theme. The team began by outlining their management strategy and describing their critical path.
They explained that Prolines software was used to design the hull. They mentioned that they relied on paddler feedback to improve the hydrodynamics and described the salient features used to accommodate their needs.
The team mentioned the level of practice and then proceeded to structural analysis. They described how they used the analysis to integrate features that improved the look of the canoe. Then it was on to mix design.
The team field tested their section for durability under service loads. They highlighted the results of their testing before moving on to a description of the construction scenario. During this segment, they included their finishing techniques and elaborated on the level of effort that it takes to create an excellent product.
The team brought their presentation nicely to conclusion by thanking the judges, sponsors, and organizers for putting the competition together.
Questions and Comments:
Overall, this was a very nicely orchestrated and refined presentation reminiscent of the days when the Bears dominated their competition.
The "Bears" fielded "Vocal."
The team strived to create crisp clean lines and made use of colored concrete. During the academic year, they capitalized on classes taught by students and supervised by faculty to transfer technology.