Hi, I am Chris Baldwin. I am a very simple man with not so simple goals. For instance, I am on a constant quest to save the princess. She has probably been kidnapped (again) and needs saving. Also, I am currently a bear with a bird in my backpack, trying to save my little sister from an evil witch. Some said it was impossible, but I have bested fruit, spike and moon to attain the title “The Guy.” I also saved the world from the ancient demon Jashin, thus becoming “The Ninja.” I suppose that makes me “The Ninja The Guy.” Anyways, I love meeting new people, throwing the Frisbee, playing sand volleyball, staying up late, and, of course, playing videogames. If any of those things interest you, we are sure to be best buds.
No one knows the true origin of the one they call Matt Melton. Born in the highlands of Scotland and raised by Trappist Monks, his lineage can be traced directly to Pythagoras, Socrates, and El-Cid Campeador. His youth found him solving trivial problems with the scientific world, such as finding the last digit of pi (it’s 7), turning water into gold, and discovering the Fountain of Youth (Hawaii). After solving these early trifles, he decided to attend Rose-Hulman to solve more difficult issues, such as curing the world of entropy, or determining if the light really shuts off once you close the refrigerator door. Once at Rose, Matt truly hit his stride, becoming a Sophomore Advisor and Resident Assistant while being a four year diver to maintain his manly physique. Word has it, he loves Rose so much, he’ll never leave, no matter how hard Rose tries to get rid of him. But no matter. For a special three weeks in Catapault, Matt will join Alisa as your guide on the IM fields, as well as supplying comic relief and sleep deprivation. Be ready. It’s gonna be awesome.
Hey kids! My real name is Alisa Dickerson. I am from a place in Kentucky known as Elizabethtown (ever heard of the movie?). This fall, I will be a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. The biggest thing I am known for is once dating ‘The most interesting man on Earth’, which was fun for a while, but it got old. Other than knowledge workouts, I am always down for getting creative with some arts and crafts, being a handy(wo)man , spending time with nature (I <3 Rain), or just settling in for a good ol’ movie. Also, I’m the type that likes to half-heartedly dabble in sports, so if you are looking to raise your own ego and self-confidence, I suggest challenging me to a game of basketball or something. I guess you could say I blackmailed Micah for this job, but that’s irrelevant because I can’t wait to hang out with all you Monkeys at Catapult. I promise it will be one of the best experiences of your life, even if I am the sole cause.
Hey! My name is Darcie and I’m going to be a graduate student at Rose starting in the fall. I’m from the great white north, aka Michigan, and people always make fun of my accent. I LOVE to sleep and do anything that involves running around outside. I am completely TERRIFIED of anything and everything… especially if it involves some form of fish or frogs! I have a tendency to laugh a lot and I have been known to eat black olives and green beans like it’s my job. I can’t wait to get to know all of you this summer and I’m ready to have a great time!
My name’s Alex and I’m from a little town south of Denver known as Castle Rock, Colorado (not quite South Park, but almost as awesome!), where there’s none of this humidity nonsense that I’ve found in Terre Haute. I did Catapult two years ago, and it was (no joke) the best three weeks I had in four years of high school! I can’t wait to see y’all have the time of your lives: you won’t even want to sleep because we’ve got so much awesome stuff planned! Of that stuff, my favorites include playing IM sports (even though I’m terrible at most of them), watching movies, going on late night TBRs (Taco Bell runs), and doing other crazy random shenanigans. So, future engineers: get ready to have so much fun your head just might explode (we’ll try not to let that happen, but…)!
Hey there! Welcome to the online portal with all the information you'll about the happenings of Catapult 2010 session 1. As the session progresses, we'll have daily updates and lots of pictures. For now, check out your counselors (we're addicted to fun, as you'll see). It's our job to make sure each and every catamonkey has the time of their lives for three weeks while creating an awesome engineering project with some of Rose-Hulman's best professors.