Concrete Canoe

ASCE-UCF Concrete Canoe


Concrete Canoe is one of the two large competitions we compete in every year at the ASCE Southeast Student Conference. We spend the Fall designing a new canoe every year and construct it in the Spring at our on-campus workshop. Every Sunday throughout the year we practice rowing at Lake Claire. At conference, we race against 26 other schools from universities located in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Puerto Rico and China. No experience is necessary to join and it’s a great way to get some hands on experience! Members will learn how to row, design, and construct a concrete canoe! For more information, reach out to or ask a Captain at a GBM!

Meet our Team

Our hardworking and dedicated captains are here to help you get involved and excel not only in Concrete Canoe, but in your career! Reach out to our team if you have any questions, especially how to get involved in Concrete Canoe and ASCE!


“Canoe means a chance to compete in a competition with my friends and classmates on building the seemingly impossible. The perfect engineering challenge.”

Matthew Shields
Project Manager

“Canoe is a group of friends with a common goal that you all strive to meet. It breeds unity and friendship and is also a great way to get competitive and practice your engineering skills on a smaller scale”

John Desmet
Materials Captain

“Canoe means getting to spend time weekly with my favorite people. It is a bond that goes beyond the classroom and has helped me find likeminded people to surround myself with.”

Sidnee Ryan
Construction Captain

“A means which to learn about quality control and quality assurance within a project team.  This enables all parties to grow their civil engineering knowledge past the classroom setting.”

Hernan Sabau
Past Project Manager

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