Google Goes Medieval With Trebuchet Competition
Eric Wages, operations manager at Google, told the Post and Courier, "What you want to do is make sure that kids understand that this kind of science is cool." The competition wasn't just about smashing stuff (though that certainly was part of the appeal), but rather about solving problems as a team, exploring the effects that variables have on results, and learning physics and engineering through real-world examples. The event was also a joint effort by Google and the Citadel to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs in schools, fields in which American students have fallen behind other nations. Check out the video after the break.