ThinkFest & Catapult Contest
Saturday, March 24, 2012
10 am - 2 pm
A festival celebrating Engineering & Science that includes hands-on activities from the PBS show Design Squad, opportunities to meet some of the brightest engineers and scientists in the area, and a chance to compete for Merrimack scholarships through the Egg Catapult Competition.
Toss an egg, win an iPad!
Innovative students, teams of two, who can build a catapult that can throw an egg into a frying pan up to 60 feet away compete to win a 32GB iPad.
High school juniors and seniors from across New England are encouraged to design and build a Trebuchet-style (www.trebuchet.com) catapult. Students will then bring their catapult to the Merrimack campus to be put to the test during the ThinkFest. The winner of the scholarship to study civil engineering at Merrimack will be announced that day.
Participants must be enrolled in 11th or 12th grade.
Catapult Design Registration Deadline: Has been extended to March 18th
Contact the Department of Civil Engineering at Merrimack College (978) 837- 5299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.