*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2009
TIME: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PLACE: Lake Wyola, 94 Lakeview Road, Shutesbury, near the UMass Amherst campus (http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/lwsp.htm)
AWARD CEREMONY: Sunday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Top of the Campus, 11th floor of the UMass Amherst Campus Center
UMass Amherst hosts the regional semifinal of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Concrete Canoe Competition, for which students design and build a fast, floatable canoe of concrete and paddle it in an endurance and a sprint race.