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Disclaimer: This website has been built and is maintained by Team UAH..  the University of Alabama in Huntsville's concrete canoe team.   ConcreteCanoe.org is not an official or sanctioned website of the National Concrete Canoe Competition.  Visitors are directed to the official website for the official rules , latest sanctioned information, and instructions for communicating with the organizing committee.

 

ASCE/MBT 2005 National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC) Trivia Questions

Try your luck to see how many of the following questions you can answer.

National Concrete Canoe Competition Trivia
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Brad Putman and Scott Rutledge are "At-Large" members of the CNCCC.  What does this mean?  What did these volunteers do in the NCCC as students?

 

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The National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC) is held annually in a different location.  When was the first national competition held and how many national champions are there?

 

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This composite depicts some of the efforts spent by the current national champion from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  What is this team's nickname and what is significant about their defense in 2005?

 

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This Southeast Regional representative knows that It takes a strong theme to win at the national level.  Who is this team, what are the names of the canoes shown, and what theme did they select for 2005?

 

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You'll be seeing a lot of this man if your team qualifies for the 2005 NCCC because his team has one of the best track records in recent NCCC history.  What is his name and which team is he affiliated with?

 

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These women play an important role in administrating the National Concrete Canoe Competition.  Who are they and what do they do?

 

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This finite element analysis was conducted on a concrete canoe by one of Canada's best teams.   Where does this team come from and how many members do they have?

 

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Team UAH envisions enhancing their  boat's swimming motion by incorporating new developments in hydrodynamic design so that they move through the water at incredible speeds like dolphins swimming in the ocean.  What is their underlying technology called and how is it being advanced?

 

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You'll see that ConcreteCanoe.org is one of the most popular web sites if you enter the string "concrete canoe" in your web browser.  When was this site launched and who are some of the schools responsible for its success?

 

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Selling a product is often as important as building it.  What do these images represent and which schools are responsible for producing them?

 

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The team that promoted this theme won the display category at the national level the last year that this event was held there.  Which school was this, what was their theme, and when did this occur?

 

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The "top five" rule states: "If any of the top five placed teams from the previous year’s National Competition qualify for the current year’s National Competition, the second place team from the respective Region will be invited to attend the National Competition."  Why are only three regions affected by this rule in 2005 and which regions are they?

 

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Master Builders (Degussa Admixtures, Inc.) has given away $153,000 in prize money during the 17 NCCCS held prior to 2005.  How many different schools have won scholarships and how much money have these schools won?

 

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It's no wonder that this man is incognito because he has one of the most difficult jobs in the NCCC.  Who is he and what is his role in 2005?

 

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As the host of this year's competition, Clemson is the only school that has already qualified for the 2005 NCCC.  Historically, as of 2004, 3CT has represented their region 12 times at nationals and they are the only school to place first in six out of the seven categories listed.  Which school is the only one to have won all seven categories at the national level?

 

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These photos of the World Trade Center show deformations at the level experienced by the compliant hulls used in modern concrete canoes.  Can you look beyond the devastation and see evidence of an optical technique that can be used to track the shape changes?  According to Dr. Gilbert at UAH, "The method helps us understand what actually happened during this catastrophe and may lead to a new diagnostic tool that could be used to track 'STARS'."

 

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Team UAH made their debut at the first National Concrete Canoe Competition in 1988 with a boat called the "Minnow."  This Southeast entry was the first to include a full-scale graphic.  How many different teams have competed at the national level since then and which teams hold the record for the most appearances overall and consecutive?

 

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One of the top teams in the world designed this logo for their entry in the 2005 concrete canoe competition.  Who is this team and why is it unlikely that you will see them compete this June at Clemson in the 2005 NCCC?

 

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There was only one time in the history of the National Concrete Canoe Competitions that a single region had three representatives.  What year was this and how did it happen?

 

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Four teams have won back-to-back national titles on five separate occasions.  Who are these teams, what years did this happen, and which one has accomplished this feat twice?

 

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Sometimes things don't go according to plan and repairs have to be made.  What is the only material that a team can use to legally repair their boat during the 2005 National Concrete Canoe Competition?

 

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It's a challenge... but a pleasure... to compete with all of the past national champions for the title at the national level.  How many of the 17 NCCCs were held with all of the past champions in attendance and what is the greatest number of past champions to participate in a single competition?

 

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Team UAH may have been the sole survivor when they won nationals in 2001.  But, after finishing second at the Southeast Regional in 2002, they didn't have an opportunity to defend their title.  Were there any other occasions in NCCC history when the defending national champion did not compete at the national level?

 

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The graphics reflect four of UC Berkeley's past themes for the NCCC.  Is there a trend here? 

 

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Looks can be deceiving when judging concrete canoes and it's often what's inside that counts.  What does this plot mean and how did it take the hull design process to a higher level? 

 

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Publicity is extremely important to the sponsors... and being responsible for it is a big job.  Who are the media contacts for the 2005 National Concrete Canoe Competition?

 

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The President and CEO of Degussa Admixtures, Inc. gave the welcoming remarks at the 2005 National Concrete Canoe Competition.  What is his name?

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