Pumpkin Launch Team Registration Ends Today

Team registration deadline for the 2012 Annual BMES Pumpkin Launch has been extended to Friday, September 21. Be sure to register your team for a chance to build your very own pumpkin chuckin’ machine and compete for two $300 first prizes!

Get your team ready to launch pumpkins! The Eighth Annual Pumpkin Launch will be held on October 13, 2012, at Ed Glancy Baseball Field. Launching will start at 1:00 pm. All students, alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends are welcome to attend. Don’t miss out on this IIT tradition and the chance to cheer for your favorite team!

Lunch will be provided along with lots of hot chocolate and hot apple cider to keep you warm, and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) will hold a pumpkin carving event following the awards ceremony.

Each team competes for prizes in the distance and accuracy competitions. Winning teams in each competition will receive Visa gift cards in the amount of $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place. Registered teams will receive up to $200 in reimbursement for materials required to build their launcher.

Register Your Team Today!
If you are interested in participating, please visit here to find out more and to download the registration form. The deadline to register your team is September 21 and initial designs are due September 24.

If you have any questions, feel free to email bmesiit@gmail.com.

This event is sponsored by the IIT Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Office of Campus Life (OCL), Resident Hall Association (RHA), Department of Biomedical Engineering, Alumni Association, IIT Athletics, and Student Activities Fund (SAF).