Storm the Citadel E-Week Competitions


Please plan to join us for Storm the Citadel 2018
on February 10, 2018
Registration is OPEN!
**Extended to December 15, 2017**


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See the entire 2017 competition at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgtvjiruzlQ


STORM THE CITADEL 2017 WINNERS

Hoplite Division 
(Grades K-5)
This division challenged teams to build a functional trebuchet from a provided kit. This trebuchet must have been able to safely and accurately launch a small rubber ball to accurately hit a target set 10-25 feet away. The competition is designed to inspire and invigorate the true nature of the Engineering spirit!


Hoplite Division 2017 Results


Spirit Awards

1st place - St. Andrew's School of Math and Science 

2nd place - St. Andrew's School of Math and Science 

3rd place - St. Andrew's School of Math and Science 



Design Poster Award

Boulder Bluff Elementary - Bulldog Blasters



Accuracy Awards

1st place - St. Andrew's School of Math and Science - Sharks Again Team

2nd place - Faith Christian School - Sassy Sea Otters Team

3rd place - St. Andrew's School of Math and Science - Fantastic Spaghetti O's Team

Centurion Division 
(Grades 6-12, College/Org/Military)
The Centurion division challenged teams to design and build a trebuchet within design specifications. This trebuchet must have been able to safely and accurately launch a standard lacrosse ball in a manner that would accurately hit a target set anywhere between 50-200 feet away. This year the target was placed 120 feet away.


Centurion Division 2017 Results

Division Overall Awards

Overall Distance Award

Cane Bay Middle School

Middle School Distance Award

Cane Bay Middle School

High School Distance Award

Cross High School

Overall Accuracy Award

1st place - Boy Scout Troop 759

2nd place - West Ashley High School

3rd place - Philip Simmons/Daniel Island Middle Schools




Middle Division

Accuracy Awards

1st place - Boy Scout Troop 759

2nd place - Philip Simmons/Daniel Island Middle Schools

3rd place - Marrington Middle School


Spirit Award

Center for Advanced Technology

College Park Middle School


Design Award

Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts


High Division

Accuracy Awards

1st place - West Ashley High School

2nd place - Boy Scout Troop 502

3rd place - Burke High School


Spirit Award

Center for Advanced Technology


Design Award

Boy Scout Troop 502



College/Military/Organization Division

Accuracy Award

1st place - de GeeChees

2nd place - Google

3rd place - Clemson University


Barbarian Division 
(Invitation Only)
Barbarian teams are comprised of skilled individuals who design and build a trebuchet that can safely and accurately launch a 10-pound ballistic in a manner that will accurately hit a target set anywhere between 300-400 feet away. The competition is designed to inspire and invigorate the true nature of the Barbarian-Engineering spirit ("Barbariangineering").



Thank you to:

Google
and
Boeing

for the entertaining BARBARIAN Demonstrations!


E-Week Competition Winners

Bridge Competition

Robotics – Golf Competition

Robotics – Mystery Competition

Water Bottle Rocket Competition

Best Architectural Design:

1st Runner Up: Saints (Conner Reardan, Chris Holmes, Joseph Tinoco – Charleston Catholic School)

 

Winner: Just Sticks No Stones (Anna Corson, Shannon Quinn, and Sarah Quinn – Clover Middle School)

 

Most Original Design:

1st Runner Up: Toy Machine (Mason Cavallon and Gavin Murphy – Charleston Catholic School)

 

Winner: Saints (Conner Reardan, Chris Holmes, Joseph Tinoco – Charleston Catholic School)

 

Most Constructible Design:

1st Runner Up: Just Sticks No Stones (Anna Corson, Shannon Quinn, and Sarah Quinn – Clover Middle School)

 

Winner: Saints (Conner Reardan, Chris Holmes, Joseph Tinoco – Charleston Catholic School)

 

Best Craftsmanship:

1st Runner Up: Saints (Conner Reardan, Chris Holmes, Joseph Tinoco – Charleston Catholic School)

 

Winner: Just Sticks No Stones (Anna Corson, Shannon Quinn, and Sarah Quinn – Clover Middle School)

 

Structural Design:

2nd Runner Up: Chancho (Thomas Williams, Sully Witbeck, Dominic Colella – Charleston Catholic School)

 

1st Runner Up: Turf Turtles (Will Grice, Kayleigh Moses – Clover Middle School)

 

Winner: Squire Squirrel (Rylyn Curtis – College Park Middle School)

First Place - College Park Middle #3

 

Second Place - W.G. Sanders #2

Honorable Mention - College Park #1

 

Honorable Mention - College Park #2

 

Honorable Mention - Charleston Charter School for Math & Science

Middle School Division

 

First Place: Clover Middle School

 

Second Place (tie): Berkeley Middle School Team 1

Second Place (tie): River Ridge Academy Team 1

 

Honorable Mention: Cane Bay Middle School Team 1

Honorable Mention: College Park Middle School

Honorable Mention: Berkeley Middle School Team 2

 

Elementary School Division

 

First Place: Pinewood Prep

 

Second Place: Belle Hall Elementary

1)    Adien Farrell – Philip Simmons – 360 ft

 

2)    Caleb Herold – Philip Simmons – 357 ft

 

3)    Sydney Hebebrand – Philip Simmons – 336 ft


HEAR ABOUT STEM IN THE LOWCOUNTRY:
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN AND SUPPORTED 
STORM THE CITADEL 2017!






 
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Each year The Citadel joins the nation in celebrating National Engineers Week (also referred to as DiscoverE Week).
Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, National Engineers Week was created to increase public awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession. George Washington, the nation's first president, has been described as America's first engineer and land surveyor himself, and was instrumental in establishing an initiative that led to the founding of West Point. 
The Citadel has a rich engineering heritage dating back to 1842, making it the fifth oldest engineering school in the United States. Each year during Engineers Week, The Citadel hosts a number of exciting design competitions for teams of Lowcountry elementary, middle and high school students. We invite you to click on the tabs above or icons below to learn more about the Storm The Citadel! Trebuchet Competition, the Robotics Competition and the Bridge Competition hosted by The School of Engineering and the STEM Center of Excellence at The Citadel.

This year's Storm the Citadel Competitions will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018 on the Summerall Parade Field and Mark Clark Hall at The Citadel.




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