Mass. students ready for annual Concrete Canoe Competition in Ill.

06/19/2013 | Sun (Lowell, Mass.), The

Source: The Sun

The 20-man concrete-canoe team from the University of Massachusetts Lowell recently won first place in the Northeast regional round of the Concrete Canoe Competition. Now the team is looking forward to proving its 132-pound concrete canoe made from "lightweight concrete, reinforced with fiberglass mesh," can float. The trick is "[to develop] a concrete mix less dense than water," said Jonathan Ernst, the team's project manager.

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