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Jose F. Solis, a doctoral candidate in the College of Architecture, novice shipbuilder and designer, pondered this question: Will it float or not?
His assignment as part of his qualifying written final exam was to build a model of Noahâ€™s ark.
This meant producing the necessary elements, including drawings, dimensions, assumptions, specifications for materials, a construction contract for work, an estimate and a final bid price. A wooden ship of this size that met all physical laws was uncharted territory, yet his allotted time was forty hours.Â