Trebuchet Built by Society of Physics Students

trebuchet_Physics_Club_2-11.jpgSociety of Physics Students (SPS) Phil Feurtado, Clark Shell and Stewart Brenegar recently built a trebuchet which is a medieval siege device similar to a catapult. It uses the potential energy of a heavy weight set to launch a smaller projectile to great distances. Dr. Scott Hawley is the faculty advisor for the Society of Physics Students club.