RPI is located in Troy, NY, just 15 minutes outside of New York's capital, Albany, NY. RPI is the country’s oldest technological school and the first school in the United States to offer a Civil Engineering degree. Founded by Stephen Van Rensselaer “for the purpose of instructing persons ... in the application of science to the common purposes of life", RPI is the birth place of many famous engineers including the inventor of the Ferris Wheel and the project manager of the Brooklyn Bridge.
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The 2014-2015 Concrete Canoe team is hard at work building a mold, gathering materials, and determining an ideal concrete mix for our canoe. This year we are hoping to minimize drag and ...
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
Canoe Contact: Mika Pieper-White
RPI Concrete Canoe teams have improved drastically over the years. In 2012 our team took home 6th place in the canoe races, the 2013 team took home 5th, and the 2014 team took home 3rd. This year we hope to continue the improvement...
Each year college teams from around upstate New York travel between 1 and 5 hours to the location of each year’s regional competition. Each team is composed of up to 12 highly motivated civil engineers...
2018 Regionals to be held at RPI
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This year’s team is composed of 8 Sophomore and Junior Civil Engineering students. We are led by Mohammed Alnaggar, a assistant professor at RPI who received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Northwestern University. For more information on the 2014-2015 team see link below.
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