Students Make a Splash with Science

Inside USD -- USD’s annual Walk on Water competition, held April 21 this year, teaches basic principles such as buoyancy, stability and propulsion and after more than 20 years, students have it down to, well, a science.

Sponsored by USD’s Engineering Programs, the event attracts high school and college students who use materials like Styrofoam, plywood, and lots of duct tape, to attach lots of extras to their “shoes,” such as “flaps” to grab the water from underneath, ”spoilers” to push back the water from behind, and “fins” to boost their speed. (Full Story