Walk on Water Competition

Date and Time

Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location

USD Sports Center Pool

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

0

Details

The annual Walk on Water competition is held each spring to promote the field of engineering and its importance in society. More specifically, the goal of the event is to promote fundamental scientific and engineering design principles that are the core foundation of all engineers. Students are assigned the task of designing, constructing, and piloting water shoes across a swimming pool. They must consider three important design considerations — buoyancy, stability, and propulsion. The entire process allows one to gain experience at applying the engineering design process and, ultimately, to solve open-ended engineering problems.

Post Contact

Matthew McGarry, PhD
mmcgarry@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7518