MELBOURNE, Fl. - Western Kentucky University civil engineering students put their skills to the test in Melbourne, Florida at the 2019 National Concrete Canoe Competition.  The team's  StalacTOP (207 pounds and 20 feet long) was one of 24 entries from around the world in the American Society of Civil Engineers competition.

The top five finishers in the competition were:

  • University of Florida
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Universite' Laval (Quebec, Canada)
  • Tongji University (Shanghai, China) 
  • WKU

The team also finished fifth in technical paper, fifth in final product, ninth in oral presentation, sixth in women's slalom, seventh in men's slalom, eighth in women's sprint, eighth in co-ed sprint and ninth in men's sprint.

The civil engineering program is part of WKU's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.