The Lowcountry to host first 'Storm The Citadel Trebuchet Competition' |
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - On Feb. 26, teams made up of students, engineers, scientists and business leaders from around the state will compete in the first Storm The Citadel Trebuchet Competition. Co-hosted by Google and The Citadel, the teams are tasked with building a trebuchet that will hurl oranges across The Citadel’s Summerall Field. The competition is among several activities planned during National Engineers Week at The Citadel.
The Citadel and Google are among the Lowcountry’s leaders in providing opportunities and initiatives to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs in the schools. The Citadel’s STEM Center of Excellence works to address these issues through the college’s schools of engineering, science and mathematics and education. In South Carolina, Google supports the iTEAMS (Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Among Middle Schoolers) summer camp working with the Berkeley County School District and the Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics Foundation. “It is crucial to the economic health of South Carolina that higher education in partnership with K-12 and the business communities attract young people to and retain them in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Dennis Fallon, dean of The Citadel School of Engineering. “The Citadel, in partnership with Google, has as its primary goal to provide an exciting and fun opportunity for these young people to learn about STEM concepts through this active, hands-on competition,” Fallon said.
The Storm The Citadel Competition is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the competition starts at 1 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 3 p.m.
More information is available on The Citadel website at http://eweek.citadel.edu. Click on the “New competition announcement.”
Information provided by The Citadel