Catapult Competition

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi in coordination with the Division of Outreach and the School of Engineering invite Mississippi middle and high school students and teachers to participate in an exciting science and engineering event!

Event Details

Thirteenth Annual Catapult Competition
The University of Mississippi
Tad Smith Coliseum
April 11, 2019
8:00 AM –  3:00 PM

The morning begins with registration, followed by a demonstration of the student designs. At this time, catapults will go through a rigorous safety check to ensure they were constructed within the rules and specifications of the competition. Each team of students designing and constructing a surgical tube catapult that meets the specified criteria will be given the opportunity to launch tennis balls. Faculty members, staff and students from the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, the Center for Mathematics and Science Education and Division of Outreach will manage the competition.

 Teams will compete in Design, Pop-A-Shot, Humpty Dumpty, Siege the Castle, and Art & Aesthetic
  Awards will be given in each category
  An Overall Winner will be determined from the total of the individual event scores

Specification Details

Registration Details

Registration forms with a list of students participating and t-shirt sizes must be submitted by March 28, 2019.

There is a $75 per team registration fee.

Registration deadline is March 28, 2019.

For additional information on Specifications or for Registration and Day of Event information contact Tiffany Gray,

Additional Information