Concrete Canoe Competition"

Introduced by Jeff Sessions
Alabama State Senator (Republican)

Congressional Record, Washington, D.C., June 28, 2001, Page S7080

CONCRETE CANOE COMPETITION -- (Senate - June 28, 2001)

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Mr. SESSIONS.  Mr. President, I join with my colleagues in support of the Concrete Canoe Competition.

Civil Engineers design the backbone of our Nation's infrastructure.  By designing, building, and maintaining our infrastructure, these engineers have quietly helped to shape the history of our Nation and its communities.  Civil Engineers contribute daily to our standard of living through their designing, building, and maintaining our transportation, clean water, and power generation systems. 

A great example of civil engineering ingenuity is manifested through the National Concrete Canoe Competition.  The Concrete Canoe Competition provides college and university students an opportunity to use the engineering principles learned in the classroom, and apply them in a competitive environment where they further learn important team and project management skills. 

I am very pleased to announce that on June 16, 2001, the University of Alabama at Huntsville won an unprecedented fifth national Championship in the Concrete Canoe Competition.

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Senator Sessions,

Team UAH thanks you for your support!

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions