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By David Pan 

Paddling their way to first place

Engineering students dive into the 2nd annual Kamiak Regatta


Last updated 10/13/2021 at 12:15pm

Photo courtesy of Shelle Brihn

Kamiak's Jimmy Yinger and Kaylin Nguyen paddle their Fiber One boat across the pool during the second annual Kamiak Regatta Monday, Sept. 27.

The stands at the Kamiak pool were packed with cheering spectators.

The competitors were intent on performing to the best of their abilities.

But instead of a group of swimmers poised on the starting block or a diver on the edge of the springboard, 12 second-year Kamiak engineering students were the focal point at the second annual Kamiak Regatta Monday, Sept. 27.

As part of a hands-on project for their Engineering Design II class, the students spent the last two and a half weeks designing and then building boats out of cardboard and duct tape.

The objective was to paddle their boats acros...

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