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 four 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 2020 race saw a total of 36 engineering teams compete, with 29 crossing the lake successfully
|1st||11||2:15||Anna Gatchell, Maria Smith, Grace Anne Ellis, Sydney Dodson|
|2nd||2||2:27||Peter Tsibouris, Matthew Keating, Mason Murry, Paul Manring|
|2nd||26||2:27||Jared Morrison, Benjamin Schultz, Christian St. John, Jackson Chairvolotti|
|3rd||38||2:29||Brian Reiff, Ryan Cole, Kyle Jervis, David Pyo|
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.