FIU Students Attempt to Walk on Water in Competition

Posted at 8:35 AM, Nov 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-09 08:35:00-05

MIAMI (AP) — A group of Florida International University architecture students are attempting to walk on water.

The students have been tasked with designing floating shoes to get them across a 175-foot-wide campus lake. Professor Jaime Canaves created the competition 26 years ago.

The first student to cross the lake during Tuesday's event earns a $1,000 scholarship; the second-place winner receives a $750 award; and third-place gets a $500 award.

Additionally, if a student set a new time record for crossing the lake, he or she will earn an additional $1,000 scholarship.

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