Last weekend, Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted the regional Concrete Canoe Competition -- the precursor to the annual event hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers in June. Ten teams competed. Meanwhile, a team from Iowa's Dordt College is at work designing and building a 200-pound canoe for the regional competition in April at the University of Minnesota-Mankato. "Not all of the boats make it," said Henry Fernandez, a participant from the University of Texas-El Paso. "That’s the fun part."

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