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Nearly 300 students from 10 universities throughout Ohio and Michigan will participate in the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers North Central Student Conference Thursday through Saturday, April 9-11, at The University of Toledo and Maumee Bay State Park.

Students competed in the concrete canoe race at the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers North Central Student Conference. This year the race will take place at Maumee Bay State Park as the conference is being hosted by The University of Toledo.

Students competed in the concrete canoe race at the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers North Central Student Conference. This year the race will take place at Maumee Bay State Park as the conference is being hosted by The University of Toledo.

Hosted by the UT American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter, the conference will include concrete canoe and a steel bridge competition.

“This conference is a great opportunity for our chapter to highlight UT and the greater Toledo area while showcasing the accomplishments of all of the students,” Katie Burns, UT senior majoring in civil engineering senior and conference chair, said.

“The countless hours put into the design, construction and display of the concrete canoes and steel bridges just amazes me,” she added. “It is absolutely amazing to see the final products that the students produce, since they create something that is not only functional, but is also a piece of art.”

The concrete canoes will be on display Friday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in Savage Arena. The steel bridge competition also will be held Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the same location.

Concrete canoe races will take place at Maumee Bay State Park’s inland lake Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on the free, public events, contact Burns at katie.burns@rockets.utoledo.edu or at 330.591.7900.

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