Staying afloat: the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta
The Head of the Zesiger is an annual event where participants are required to build a boat out of cardboard to complete the course laid out before them at MIT's Zesiger Center pool. The participants can only use cardboard, paint and tape — that's it.
There is a course available for credit to students over MIT's Independent Activities Period (IAP) which meets three times over the month of January leading up to the main event.
To learn more about the Head of the Zesiger: http://mitrecsports.com/index.php/aquatics/head-of-the-zesiger
Melanie Gonick, MIT News