UBCO engineers give siege weapons a try at Trebuchet Competition

The UBCO Engineering Society are hosting a trebuchet competition on campus this weekend.
Image Credit: Facebook

KELOWNA – Students of UBC Okanagan’s Engineering Department are holding their fourth annual Trebuchet Competition this weekend.

A trebuchet is a middle age siege weapon that uses a counterweight to fling an object at a target. Members of the Engineering Society will host 14 teams Saturday and Sunday.

The event starts Saturday at 9 a.m. behind the Engineering, Management and Education building at the UBCO campus.

Teams spend Saturday assembling and testing their devices, with competitions and a barbeque on Sunday.

All proceeds raised by the event go to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

For more information visit the competition Facebook page.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

Dianna Gallagher (left) and Shar Froese discuss the mat Froese just gave Gallagher and challenges living on the street.
How a practical home-made gift is making nights a little easier for a homeless Kamloops woman
KAMLOOPS - Living on the streets of Kamloops for two months now, Diana Gallagher and her dog Rocky have been sleeping rough, in doorways, on cardboard and in shelters when she can swing it. And while it's not much, her situation just improved

Top News