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The Louisiana Tech University concrete canoe team's Chew-Chew Canoe.

The canoes are back in the water.

The ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition+ returns this summer as an in-person event for the first time since 2019. Students from around the world will travel to Louisiana Tech University June 3-5.

After COVID forced the cancellation of the 2020 competitions and moved the 2021 edition into a virtual format, the 2022 event carries with it the thrill of semi-normalcy.

“Hosting this competition is extremely exciting, and we are very excited to have so many different schools here at Louisiana Tech,” said Louisiana Tech graduating senior and concrete canoe team captain Edward Landry.

“I am extremely relieved to be back in person. COVID lockdowns and other responses have nearly destroyed many student organizations; We are lucky to have such a good student base in our student chapter to continue this competition that we enjoy so much.”

ASCE held 21 student symposia this spring – 18 in person, two virtual, and one as a hybrid event. The Society-wide ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition+ gathers qualifying teams from those symposia in three separate competitions: the ASCE Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute Surveying Competition, the ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition – Tiny House Challenge, and, of course, the ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition.

“It has been very busy, but we are making it work,” Landry said. “I think we will have a very successful and fun competition.”

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Louisiana Tech University will host the 2022 ASCE Concrete Canoe+ Competition.

This year’s qualifying teams:

ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition

Bannari Amman Institute of Technology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Clemson University

Colorado School of Mines

Fairmont State University

Kansas State University

Lipscomb University

Louisiana Tech University

Milwaukee School of Engineering

New York University–Tandon

Texas A&M University

United States Naval Academy

Université Laval

University at Buffalo

University of British Columbia

University of California, Berkeley (not competing)

University of Nevada, Reno

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

University of Wisconsin–Platteville

Western Kentucky University

Youngstown State University

ASCE UESI Surveying Competition

Auburn University

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Christian Brothers University

Colorado School of Mines

George Mason University

Georgia Tech University

Louisiana Tech University

New Mexico State University

Ohio University

Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Utah State University

Western Kentucky University

ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition

Brigham Young University

Colorado School of Mines

George Mason University

Louisiana Tech University

Morgan State University

Portland State University

Saintgits College of Engineering

Trine University

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Illinois at Chicago

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Vanderbilt University

Zhejiang University