ASCE with Bad Drawings: How to Build a Concrete Canoe

Building a concrete canoe is a long and complex process.  I’ve broken it down into six overly-simplified steps and illustrated it with impressively bad drawings. Design a buoyant concrete: Concrete is made of water, cement, and sand/gravel.  To get your concrete to be less dense than water, you must remove the heavy sand/gravel and replace … More ASCE with Bad Drawings: How to Build a Concrete Canoe

ASCE with Bad Drawings: Geographic Structure of ASCE

The geographic structure of ASCE tends to be confusing, so I decided to break it down in the first video of my new series, ASCE with Bad Drawings.  The geographical structure is drawn (badly) in the video and shows exactly how the country is broken up.  Note that the Regional lines are not necessarily followed … More ASCE with Bad Drawings: Geographic Structure of ASCE

ASCE Student Conferences: Competing vs. Judging

There’s a saying that “Winning isn’t everything.”  I’d argue that the mindset as a competitor would say – yes, that’s true, “winning isn’t everything – it’s the only thing.”  Now looking back at the project, and as a judge, I’d say the mindset is yes, “winning isn’t everything – it’s the journey you take and … More ASCE Student Conferences: Competing vs. Judging