Students Hope to Make a Splash at USD’s Walk on Water Competition

Local San Diego high school and college students will look to make a splash by defying the laws of science and walking across water this Saturday.

The University of San Diego hosts its 21st annual Walk on Water competition where students utilize the scientific principles of buoyancy, stability and propulsion, along with lots of Styrofoam and duct tape, to create “shoes” to defy the laws of gravity and race across the pool.

The event takes place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Sports Center pool, about 200 yards east of USD’s main entrance at the top of Linda Vista Road.

USD’s undergraduate Engineering Programs are ranked 27th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Jeryldine Saville
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