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Civil Engineering

ThinkFest & Catapult Contest

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Merrimack College
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.


Catapult Contest

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 ( 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 for additional information.

 In addition to registering, please download the materials form and complete it for the competition.  Please also view the rules of the competition!