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!

On April 4, 2024, the Seventeenth Annual Catapult (formerly Trebuchet) Competition will be held at the University of Mississippi. The day will begin with registration/check-in at 8:00AM and conclude with an award ceremony at 3:00PM. The morning begins with registration, followed by a demonstration of catapults. At this time, catapults will be reviewed to ensure they were constructed within the rules and specifications of the competition. Each team of students designing and constructing a catapult that meets the specified criteria will be given the opportunity to launch.

Faculty and staff members from the School of Engineering, the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, and the Division of Outreach at the University of Mississippi will facilitate the competition.

Further instructions regarding time and location of the competition will be provided to registered teams. For more information, please email The specifications for the Catapult Competition are available on our website at