HILL—On Thursday, April 29, design teams of York
Technical College Engineering Graphics Technology (EGT)
students will compete in the Eighth Annual Marshmallow
Catapult Competition. This unique and fun event will begin
at 11 a.m. on the front lawn of C building, next to Anderson
Road, on the York Tech campus.
Spectators are welcome to attend.
Each of the teams has designed and
built—according to complete design drawings—a custom
catapult intended to toss marshmallows as close to 50 feet
as possible. The project is the capstone project for the
first year of computer aided drafting and design courses in
the EGT and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs.
The rules of the competition reward
consistency and accuracy rather than unbridled power. Each
team will get three shots to launch its marshmallow up to 50
feet—but not an inch more!—across the lawn. The team
with the highest total distance after the three tosses (for
a maximum of 150 feet) will be declared the winner.
Following the competition there will be a
brief award ceremony for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams,
as well as a few honorable mention certificates (ugliest,
most creative, etc.).
information about Thursday's competition, contact EGT
(803) 981-7138 or
Technical College /
452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730