"University of Maine"
18th place overall; 23rd in paper; 19th in presentation; 22nd in product)


Maine relied on 3 people to deliver their presentation.  They used 1 screen and geared their effort toward a pirate theme.

After introducing themselves, the team gave credit to their new members for the contributions that they had made.  They elaborated on their organizational structure and mentioned how fundraising was done.

Hull and mix design came next.  The team mentioned their goals and elaborated on the attributes of their design.  They explained how they stressed paddler efficiency.

Hull design and structural analysis were described next.  The team assumed no risk and assumed that their concrete carries no tension.

Mold construction came next followed by mix design.  The team described their testing program and outlined the methods employed for construction. 

The team mentioned how a delay in the project was encountered and they explained how this issue was addressed. 

Paddling practice was mentioned and the team explained how paddlers were selected.  Finally, the team explained how they documented their effort and elaborated on what they would do differently next year.

Questions and Comments: 

  • The judges asked the team about their operational breakdown structure and how that affected the efficiency of the project.
  • They questioned the specific gravity of the Class-C fly ash used in the mix.
  • Do you consider 1% air, air-entrained concrete?
  • How did you pretension the structural elements in your canoe?
  • What is “parameterized compression testing?”
  • Why did you use the first person when writing your design report?


Canoe Name: Arrrgregate 
Length: 19.917 ft
Weight:262 lb
Color: black

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