To design and build a pair of floating footgear that enables the wearer to “walk on water”.
Walk on Water is a competitive event in the style of a marathon race. Participants are positioned at the East side of the FIU Green Lake and “walk” across to the finish line at its West corner, a distance of 275 ft.
Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture students enrolled in Professor Jaime Canaves’ Materials & Methods of Construction course participate in the Walk on Water event as a class assignment. Students from other universities are also invited to participate in one race. FIU class students will participate in the FIU only race, and only a select number of them will be eligible to participate in the other race. $1,000 will go to the team or participant who crosses the finish line with the fastest time without falling into the water.