A group of Clemson students are hoping to bring home a different kind of trophy this month. They are designing and building a trebuchet and taking it to the Lowcountry for the annual Storm the Citadel competition on Saturday, February 13th.
Clemson junior Caleb Dennis took part in the engineering event while at Berkeley High School and is the lead designer of the Tiger team’s current trebuchet design. "Storm The Citadel is a great event to get people interested in engineering. I know that it helped to get me in the path toward engineering as a future," said Dennis.
Co-hosted and co-founded by Google, the event reinforces the importance of science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Storm The Citadel 2016 is expected to attract more than 700 participants and 3,000 spectators. Each year, The Citadel’s School of Engineering host the trebuchet competition and judges rate teams on accuracy, distance, spirit and design. This year, more than 100 teams are registered, making it the largest field since the competition began in 2011.
Storm The Citadel Notes
Storm The Citadel is the largest of several STEM events to take place at The Citadel during the college’s National Engineers Week. The Citadel Physics Department provides free workshops to help teams prepare. Learn more about the STEM Center of Excellence.