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 two-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 an exciting summer camp experience full of science, engineering and math awesomeness, with STEM opportunities that allow high school juniors or seniors reach into robotics, or do cool things like brew biodiesel or make a machine from scratch. Ready to learn more? Check out this video and get more information below.

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?

How about college credits?  By completing Operation Catapult, you'll have a jump on your college credits! Finishing Catapult means you'll receive  two hours of free elective credits when you attend Rose-Hulman!

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!
Rene Hankins

Rene Hankins

Want to know more about Operation Catapult? Contact Rene', Director of Pre-College Outreach
at 812-877-8220 or hankins@rose-hulman.edu.
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Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
Phone: 800-248-7448

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