April 30, 2013
Engineering Graphics Students Battle in Annual Marshmallow Catapult Competition
ROCK HILL—On Thursday, May 2, design
teams of York Technical College Engineering Graphics Technology (EGT)
students will compete in the Eleventh Annual Marshmallow Catapult
Competition. This unique and fun event will begin promptly at 1 p.m. on
the front lawn of C building, next to Anderson Road, on the York Tech
Everyone is 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. It 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 attractive, etc.).
For more information about Thursday's competition, contact Michael
McAllister at (803) 327-8032 or
Technical College /
452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730