COD Engineering Club tests inventive constructions during cardboard boat race

  • Students and staff in the College of DuPage Engineering and Technology Club gather after the sixth annual cardboard boat race in the Physical Education Center pool.

    Students and staff in the College of DuPage Engineering and Technology Club gather after the sixth annual cardboard boat race in the Physical Education Center pool. Courtesy of College of DuPage

  • Matt Kapnick, an engineering student at College of DuPage, paddles along in a boat made of cardboard and duct tape during the Engineering and Technology Club's sixth annual boat race.

    Matt Kapnick, an engineering student at College of DuPage, paddles along in a boat made of cardboard and duct tape during the Engineering and Technology Club's sixth annual boat race. Courtesy of College of DuPage

  • Matt Kapnick takes the "Last Boat Standing" award during the College of DuPage Engineering and Technology Club's sixth annual boat race. The team builders also included Tiffani Barbee, Jesse Fisher and Lukas Williams.

    Matt Kapnick takes the "Last Boat Standing" award during the College of DuPage Engineering and Technology Club's sixth annual boat race. The team builders also included Tiffani Barbee, Jesse Fisher and Lukas Williams. Courtesy of College of DuPage

 
Submitted by Mike McKissack
Updated 10/18/2019 9:36 PM

College of DuPage Engineering student Matt Kapnick rows across the Physical Education Center pool in a boat made only of cardboard and duct tape during the College of DuPage Engineering and Technology Club's sixth annual boat race.

Led by COD physics professor Tom Carter, Engineering Club members tested their knowledge of buoyancy and dynamics by constructing boats using the two materials.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

After the final race, Kapnick's team, which included Tiffani Barbee, Jesse Fisher and Lukas Williams, received the "Last Boat Standing" award.

A second team, which included Salim Aboufariss, Omar Elsalaymeh and Rei Hodo, received the award for fastest boat.

A third team, which included Joe Butkus, Matt Kennedy, Darren Kruchko, Guilherme Lessa, Brian Martin and Johnny Tran, received the "Most Stylish Boat" award.

Learn about COD's Engineering program at www.cod.edu/engineering.

To see more photos from the boat race, check out the COD Newsroom Flickr.com.

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