Fluid Mechanics Regatta

Lab course culminates in boat races at Carpenter Sports Building

The subject of fluid mechanics came to life for some engineering students at the University of Delaware on Wednesday, May 10.

Their final exam wasn’t in the lab or the classroom — it took place in the diving well at the Harry Rawstrom Natatorium in the Carpenter Sports Building, when students in Jack Puleo’s one-credit course had to demonstrate the “sea-worthiness” of boats they made using a variety of free, recycled, or cheap materials, including foam pool noodles, duct tape, plywood, caulk, rope and plastic buckets.

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