MIAMI -- Students from Florida International University are walking on water - wearing water shoes they built - as part of a class assignment.
The students had to make it to the other side of a 175-foot lake on campus Thursday while wearing the aquatic shoes in order to get an "A'' on the assignment. Alex Quinones was the first to do so in just over a minute, earning him $500 and major bragging rights.
A total of 79 students competed in the race that began in 1989.
Architecture professor Jaime Canaves describes the assignment as a lesson in not only architecture, but also in life. He says he wants to show his students that as long as they research and test their work, anything is possible - even "walking on water."