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NEISD Physics Cardboard Boat Race

Unsinkable Success. Words on the medal awarded to all teams who made it across the pool in under two minutes.

More than 200 teams entered the 2013 NEISD Cardboard Boat Race on Friday, May 3. Each team had four first-year physics students.

Organizers awarded medals to 80 teams for finishing in under two minutes. The winning Men's Paddling Crew was Johnson High School's SeaHorse Power with a time of 41.8 seconds. The winning Women's Paddling Crew was Churchill High School's Floatin' Boaters with a time of 54.1 seconds. The winning Coed Paddling Crew was Reagan High School's The Aristocracy with a time of 49.2 seconds.

They were challenged to design and assemble a boat made out of only cardboard and duct tape. Two students would ride in the boat and use wooden paddles to get across Walker Pool at Blossom Athletic Center.

Students did get creative with their boat designs and their outfits for the competition. Not everyone made it across the pool. A few sank as soon they put their boat in the water. Students said it's a fun way to put their Physics lessons to the test.

The first NEISD Cardboard Boat Race was in 2002.

Physics students at Cardboard Boat Race

Physics students at Cardboard Boat Race

Physics students at Cardboard Boat Race

Physics students at Cardboard Boat Race

Physics students at Cardboard Boat Race

Physics students at Cardboard Boat Race

Physics students at Cardboard Boat Race

Posted on May 6, 2013