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Male mechanical engineering students work on a project in Cedarville's Engineering Projects Lab

Annual Cardboard Canoe Race

The School of Engineering and Computer Science at Cedarville University annually holds a cardboard canoe race as an integral part of their freshman Engineering Professions course. This competition is one of the first opportunities for freshman engineering students to attempt a “real-world” design project. The goal of this competition is for teams of five students to design and construct a canoe using only limited supplies of cardboard and packaging tape. The canoes are to enable two students to paddle across Cedar Lake on the beautiful Cedarville University campus. The event is held annually on the Friday of homecoming weekend and is open to the public.

The 2022 race saw a total of 34 engineering teams compete, with 24 crossing the lake successfully

1st142:08:59William Colburn, Jacon Taylor, Andrew Jankowski, Andrew Eickmann, Joshua Wassei
2nd212:14:59Aidan Boggs, Alexander Miller, Will Tenpas, Kenneth Kacapyr, Hazen Swenson
3rd112:15:13Adam Orrell, Ethan Thompson, Ethan Hamilton, Kade Rowley, Corren Brown

The School of Engineering and Computer Science extends a special thanks to Rivers Edge Outfitters of Waynesville, Ohio, for their annual support of our cardboard boat race. Their provision of paddles, life jackets, and canoes makes our cardboard canoe race possible. We would also like to thank Green Bay Packaging for their donation of cardboard and Hyundai for providing T-shirts to engineering students and faculty members.

2022 Cardboard Canoe Race

Canoe #28 attempts to make it to shore as spectators watch on.