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Donald J. Janssen
CEE 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Special topics in civil engineering offered as course with lecture and/or laboratory. Maximum of 6 credits in combination of CEE 498 and CEE 499 may be applied toward an undergraduate degree.

Class description

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCA) provides students the opportunity to not only design and race a canoe constructed primarily of portland cement concrete but also document their process in a technical report , make a technical presentation on the process, and display their final product prior to racing. The purpose of this class is to provide guidance and assistance to the UWs ASCE concrete canoe team with their technical report, technical presentation and product display. Grading will be based on the overall performance of the team at the regional ASCE NCCC competition in these three factors (technical report, technical presentation and product display). The fourth factor in the ASCE NCCC regional competition, performance in the various races, is beyond the scope of this class.

Student learning goals

Improve presentation skills.

Understand factors that lead to interesting technical displays.

Improve technical writing.

appreciate and improve organizational skills.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Donald J. Janssen
Date: 03/31/2014