Donald J. Janssen
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.
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 UW’s 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
Class assignments and grading