Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the UTSA newsletter The Roadrunner on April 4, 1988.
(Aug. 16, 2019) — Eight UTSA engineering students and their faculty advisers hope they don’t get that sinking feeling come April 9, 1988, when they carefully board 200-pound concrete canoes in the chilly marina waters at Corpus Christi.
Some 20 students, members of the American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter at UTSA, built three concrete canoes for the ASCE spring meeting. The chapter will enter two teams in the men’s and women’s divisions and one team in the faculty division, says Alberto Arroyo. Arroyo and Geoffrey Blaney, both assistant professors of civil engineering, directed the student project and will pilot the faculty entry in the race.