Hundreds participate in Storm The Citadel competitions
More than 800 students from around South Carolina compete in annual STEM event
Students from around the state are celebrating the results of their hard work after taking top spots in the eighth annual Storm The Citadel event.
More than 120 K-12 and college teams visited The Citadel campus Saturday to compete in trebuchet, bridge building, Lego robotics and water bottle rocket competitions.
Storm The Citadel is co-hosted by Google and The Citadel STEM Center of Excellence along with the School of Engineering, Zucker Family School of Education and the School of Science and Mathematics, The event promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and allows students to use the skills they learn in the classroom in a new and exciting way.
Results of the trebuchet competition
After spending months learning about the physics behind the medieval-style devices and designing and building their own, more than 80 teams competed in Storm The Citadel’s trebuchet competition.
The teams were split into two different divisions – Hoplite and Centurion – and were judged on accuracy, distance, spirit and design. This year, teams could also participate in the trebuchet video award, which showed event attendees the stories behind building and testing the trebuchets.
Hoplite Division Results
First Place Accuracy Award: Flaming Catapults, St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science
Spirit Award: Wonder Girls, Laurel Hill Primary School
Poster Design Award: Murray-LaSaine Kaleidoscope, Murray-LaSaine Elementary School
Video Award: The Evaporators, Hilton Head Elementary School
Centurion Middle School Division Results
First Place Accuracy Award: Alice Drive Middle Hawks, Alice Drive Middle School
Distance Award: Cobra Commanders, Cane Bay Middle School
Spirit Award: College Park Middle Squires, College Park Middle School
Design Award: THA Hornets, Thomas Hart Academy
Video Award: Flaming Foxes, Macedonia Middle School
Centurion High School Division Results
First Place Accuracy Award: Troop 502 Isle of Palms, BSA Troop 502
Distance Award: TREBU-TRON X, West Ashley High School
Spirit Award: Troop 502 Isle of Palms, BSA Troop 502
Design Award: TREBU-TRON X, West Ashley High School
Video Award: Tidal Wave, Charleston Charter School for Math and Science
Centurion College/Professional Division Results
First Place Accuracy Award: de GeeChees
Results of the engineering competitions
More than 40 teams competed in the water bottle rocket, bridge building and Lego robotics competitions on Summerall Field and inside Mark Clark Hall.
Water Bottle Rocket Results
First Place Award: Iron Horses, Phillip Simmons Middle School
First Place Best Architectural Design: Greenwave, Summerville High School
First Place Best Technical Design: Greenwave, Summerville High School
First Place Best Structural Design: MUBB, Clover Middle School
Lego Robotics Results
First Place Lego Golf Robotics Competition: CPM Squires, College Park Middle School
First Place Lego Mystery Robotics Competition (Upper Division): Raiders Robotics, River Ridge Academy
First Place Lego Mystery Robotics Competition (Lower Division): Otter Bots, Hilton Head Elementary School