Chastain-Skillman engineers put their design skills to the test at the 11th Annual Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge on September 13th.  The CSI team worked together to plan and construct a boat made solely of cardboard and duct tape.  Chastain-Skillman employees, Kevin Albrecht and Kaitlin Tucker then boarded the “Tugboat Turbidity” and raced it on a marked course on Lake Hollingsworth.

“Though we didn’t win the race, this event was a great opportunity to stay involved with the community and put engineering into action in a fun way,” remarked Kevin Albrecht. The Chastain-Skillman team competed with local businesses and schools in the race.  The Lake Gibson Middle School news team interviewed Kevin and Kaitlin following the race, giving them an opportunity to explain to students how the CSI team designed and constructed their boat.

The Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge was hosted by Lakes Education/Action Drive, Lakeland Clean and Beautiful, The City of Lakeland and Lakeland Vision to raise public awareness about the city’s lakes and their importance to our environment.

Constructing the boat

Constructing the boat

 

 

Arial Shot of Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge

Arial Shot of Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge

Kaitlin Tucker and Kevin Albrecht in the completed boat

Kaitlin Tucker and Kevin Albrecht in the completed boat

 

CSI Team at the Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge