What to Expect from Your Project Experience

Frisbee throw machine

 
   

Projects are designed to...

A key goal of Operation Catapult is to provide the opportunity to investigate some physical phenomenon or design challenge about which you may not have much knowledge. The experience will drive you to apply the "scientific method" of investigation or the design process. It will require that you learn something "on your own" and arrive at meaningful questions to ask (of other students or staff members). Such a study may ask you to learn some topic of mathematics you have not had before. It may involve some fundamental physical principles of which you are not aware.  

Your project will almost certainly acquaint you with occasional feelings of (temporary) frustration which accompany research and design. And from it, you will grow and expand your abilities.

 

Check out some of our past projects