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Water for Texas: Water for the Future Presentation and 2015 Concrete Canoe Races

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April 22, 2015



Kelly Skoviera, Student Competitions Coordinator, ASCE Texas Section

Office (512) 651-9618;


Annemarie Gasser, Communications Manager, ASCE Texas Section

Office: (512) 472-8905;


American Society of Civil Engineers Texas Section Welcomes

Kathleen Jackson, Texas Water Development Board

Presentation on Water for Texas: Water for the Future
at Student Symposium and Texas-Mexico Concrete Canoe Races


AUSTIN, Tx.—The Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is pleased to announce a regional student concrete canoe competition held April 23 through April 25 at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Nearly 350 students representing 16 universities from Texas and Mexico will compete.


Student teams collaborate to build concrete canoes and are judged based on four categories: technical design report, oral design presentation, canoe final product and racing. The competition provides students with practical application of engineering principles and project management skills for their future careers.


Technical, oral presentation and final product judging will be held on Friday, April 24 on the Lamar campus in the John Gray Center. Canoe races will be held on Saturday, April 25, 8 AM at Boomtown RV Resort Lake, Vidor TX. The regional winner will advance to the 2015 ASCE national competition held at Clemson University, June 20-22, 2015.

Kathleen Jackson, Texas Water Development Board Member, will give a presentation on “Water for Texas: Water for the Future” at Lamar University in the John Gray Center at 7 PM on Friday, April 24, 2015. This presentation will be on the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) which will fund close to $27 billion in water supply projects over the next 50 years to ensure that Texas communities have adequate supplies of water during drought. This event is free and open to the public.


The ASCE Texas Section is one of the largest and most active sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers with over 9,000 members. Established in 1913, the Texas Section is headquartered in Austin and is comprises 15 Branches throughout Texas and student chapters at the state’s leading universities. Committed to promoting, encouraging and recognizing civil engineering excellence and professional growth, the ASCE Texas Section holds an annual Texas Civil Engineering Conference (CECON) in the fall, as well as technical webinars and other events throughout the year.


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