13th Annual Trebuchet Competition
Congratulations to the winners of Wright State's 13th Trebuchet Competition! They are as follows:
Redpool from Ponitz Career Technical Center of Dayton, Ohio
Team Captain: Anthony Patterson
MAKTB from Ponitz Career Technical Center of Dayton, Ohio
Team Captain: Tyler Coveil
Anderson 1 from Anderson High School of Forest Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio
Team Captain: J. T. Gora
We look forward to seeing everyone back next year.
Mark the date: Friday, December 6, 2013
Registration will begin on Monday, October 14, 2013
This FREE competition has grown to include almost 80 teams each bringing a set of 4 trebuchets to the field of honor at the Nutter Center on the Wright State University Campus. The competition encourages (with the help of teachers):
- Individual responsibility
- Math and Science Skills
- Experimental design
Why not work the trebuchet competition into your lesson plans this year? Some schools alternatively offer this as an extracurricular activity. This contest is a great way to incorporate a hands-on project in math, physics, or history. It may look easy, but sound design principles are the fastest (and best) way to a solid trebuchet design. That means students start the project by researching trebuchets, roughing out designs, and using a computer to do simulations. Design a simulation that gives you good performance, and you are ready to start building!