UT Tyler Students Place In Concrete Canoe Contest
The University of Texas at Tyler placed in the top 15 at this year's American Society of Civil Engineering National Concrete Canoe Competition, according to a news release from the university.
UT Tyler's American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter advanced to nationals by winning the 2012 Texas-Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition with their entry, "Ace in the Hull."
Participants built canoes with concrete and were judged in four categories: technical design report, oral design presentation, canoe final product and racing, according to the news release.
At nationals, UT Tyler beat Clemson University, Oregon State University and Louisiana Tech University, among other schools.
Team captain and UT Tyler junior Michael Lisk, of Houston, said the seniors worked hard to lead the team and set an example for the younger team members.
"The teamwork allowed us to have fun and enjoy the project while being able to be competitive nationally," Lisk said, according to the news release. "The year has brought a new excitement to the civil engineering department, and the up-and-coming team is looking forward to next year's competitions."
Other team captains were seniors Jeremy Orr of Mount Enterprise, Chris Wall of Marietta, Joseph Hornisher of Denton and Art Reilly of Tyler.
Other students representing UT Tyler were: seniors Jared Kowis, of Pearland, Michelle Holloman, of Big Sandy, Neda Hosseiny, of Dallas, Jennifer Moore, of League City, Theodore Booth, of Garland, Justin Nesmith, of Wylie, Jesus Morteo, of Pinehurst, and Randy Taylor, of Henderson.
Juniors were Jennifer King, of Victoria, Alex McMillan, of Palestine, James Mitchell, of Overton, Austin Sparks, of Mount Vernon, Marco Weidmer, of Hallsville, and Tyler Richards, of Tyler. Sophomores were Bobby Fuller, of Longview, and Erin Hostetler, of Austin.