November 2010 Programs

Let's Hurl!

Date:Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 5:00 pm
Location:Illinois Central College East Peoria Campus - Lorene Ramsey Gymnasium
5:30-6:00  Students set up/design check
6:00-6:30  Engineering Speaker
6:30-7:45  Design Competition
7:45-8:00  Competition Completion and Awards

Design teams will compete to see whose trebuchet can throw a tennis ball the farthest. In addition, a team of independent judges will evaluate each trebuchet for quality of engineering. These two factors will be combined to determine winning entries. Cash prizes will be awarded, courtesy of SAE:

1st: $125  2nd: $75  3rd: $50  Best Design: $50

The following design criteria must be met:
1.  The design must be original
2.  Total weight must not exceed 10 pounds
3.  Total cost must not exceed $50
4.  Must be powered only by gravity (any elastic components used must not contribute energy to the throw).

All students are invited to form teams and enter the competition. Each team must have between two and five members. Entry forms must be submitted no later than November 17, 4 pm. To enter, or for more information, contact:

Steven Portscheller
Office 318D