Rice Design Alliance's Third Annual "Anything That Floats"

Rice Design Alliance

Rice Design Alliance's young professionals group, rdAGENTS, will host its third annual "Anything That Floats" competition. The event challenges participants to build a device that can float a short distance along Buffalo Bayou using discarded building materials. Participants will be allowed to start building only on the day of the competition. Entrants will be judged based on creativity, innovation and speed.

KHOU Channel 11 News' Katherine Whaley and Doug Combes from Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing will judge the event.

This event was originally scheduled for May 4, but was canceled due to a water release from Addicks Dam into Buffalo Bayou. The previously scheduled date coincided with the Kentucky Derby. This new date will continue with the horse-racing theme. Viewers are encouraged to wear their best derby gear and participants to wear a jockey costume for extra points.


7:30-8 a.m. - Teams arrive
8-11 a.m. - Build
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Float, followed by judging and awards



Sesquicentennial Park
400 Texas St.
Houston, TX 77002


$35 general public; $25 Rice Design Alliance members.
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