Paddling their way to first place
Engineering students dive into the 2nd annual Kamiak Regatta
Last updated 10/13/2021 at 12:15pm
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...