UConn Holds Cardboard Boat Race At Avery Point Campus

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    UConn to host Cardboard Boat Race at Avery Point Campus

    Was Thursday, September 22

    An annual Cardboard Boat Race is scheduled for Thursday at UConn’s Avery Point Campus.

    The university said the Cardboard Boat Race is more than just a competition against other teams and a race against soggy cardboard staying together.

    It is also a day to integrate academics and fun into one outreach event.
     
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    Cardboard boat races

    Montville High School junior Brooke Dominello, left, gives Noah Cook and the school's entry in the University of Connecticut Early College Experience (ECE) program annual cardboard boat races a push away from the beach during competition on the Groton campus waterfront, Thursday, September 22, 2016.

    The races, with boats from 20 teams from UConn and high schools around the state, are the culmination of a day of outreach to about 300 ECE students visiting the Avery Point campus. The races were opened to teams from ECE physics programs for the first time more than doubling the number of participating high schools. Teams from Enfield High School won both heats of the high school division and competed with a UConn boat for the overall championship. Colby Unterstein, 17, of Enfield paddled to the championship after his competition in the final swamped shortly after the start of the race.