NJIT Newsroom tagged with "catapult-building contest" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Fall Festival NJIT Day - Features a Catapult Contest, Soccer, Live Music and Food http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-295.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-295.phpThu, 18 Aug 2005 00:00:00 -0400 During New Jersey Institute of Technology's annual fall festival – known as NJIT Day – student teams will compete in a catapult-building contest. The night before the contest, five teams will be given piles of junk – wood planks, wheels, rods, rope, bolts, baskets, etc.  For the next 18 hours, the teams will use their engineering savvy to transform these materials into old-fashioned catapults. Modeled after the TV show Junkyard Wars, the contest is called Junkpile Wars. The teams will fire bean bags from the catapults at a target placed on the campus green, and a panel of NJIT deans will select the best-built and most accurate-shooting catapult.

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