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A group of Catapult students smiling and looking through the spokes of a bicycle wheel used as part of their project.

Operation Catapult

This nearly three-week-long summer program lets you experience college life, meet new friends, dive into cool STEM projects and basically have a blast using all the knowledge you’ve gained in 11 years of school!

What is Catapult?

It's not an honors seminar. It's far from boring and you won't be cooped up in a classroom for days on end. It's Operation Catapult, a unique summer program for high school students who have completed their junior years.

Male Catapult student smiling and riding a “walk-on-water” project toward Speed Lake for a demonstration. The device includes white plastic barrels tied to a wooden frame.

Our goal – beyond stimulating your brain, of course –is to:

  1. Integrate and supplement your previous learning.
  2. Explore fundamental scientific and engineering principles and systems.
  3. Provide an opportunity for group living in a campus setting.

What will you have to show for your time on the Rose-Hulman campus?

Living on a college campus and meeting students from across the country (and world)! A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

What else can you expect?

  • To set up and run advanced experiments
  • Interaction with dedicated professors
  • A chance to see what engineering and the physical sciences are really all about
  • To use every bit of learning and ingenuity you've absorbed in 11 years of school
  • To have a blast the whole time you're doing it!

Apply for Operation Catapult

Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton has served as Dean of Admissions since 2013. She supervises a staff of professionals that process more than 5,000 applications for each freshman class; coordinate hundreds of college fairs, high school, and campus visits; and contact prospective students through publications, calls, e-mails, and social media.

Norton earned the President’s Outstanding Service award in 2013. She has been an officer for the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling, including serving as president.