Operation Catapult

By Melissa Crash

Published 07/03 2014 04:03PM

Updated 07/03 2014 06:40PM

Many students around the country have been living and learning at Rose-Hulman this summer.

Operation Catapult is a program that's been going on for more than 50 years.

For the past two weeks, future engineers have been getting some hands on training.

Participants are high school juniors and seniors who are interested in math, science, and technology.

They create projects using apps, and different computer software.

Officials say with the current generation, having a camp like Operation Catapult only benefits the soon to be high school graduates.

David Fisher, a Rose-Hulman Professor and Instructor for the camp said, "So my students are making I-Phone and Android apps that drive around little tanks, so we're solving problems to learn about making apps, and actually connecting to the real world and it's a lot of fun."

Session one wrapped up Wednesday as students were able to show off their hard work to family and friends, session two of Operation Catapult begins next week.

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