Voting is open now. Winner announced May 1!
1. Check out all the Team Pages
2. Decide on your favorite and click the “Like” button on a Team Page to cast your vote.
3. That Team Page will be shared on your Facebook page.
4. Team with the most “Likes” wins People’s Choice award!
RGMC College Nationals were held on April 12 at COSI, Columbus, Ohio. The crowd pleasing machines thrilled the judges - as tough decisions were made:
1st place: Purdue, West Lafayette, IN - "A Simple Way to get Ready for Work"
2nd place: Washington University, St Louis, MO - "Going Green"
3rd place: University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ - "Wacky Woodland Wanderings"
4th place: Penn State, University Park, PA - Engineering Leadersip Society - "A Day in the Life of a Child"
Legacy Award - Purdue
Peoples Choice - Washington University
Best Single Step - Washington University
Host registration begins in August.
Team registration begins in September.
Please join us in the Fall for another exciting Rube Goldberg contest season!!
New Auburn HS from New Auburn, Wisconsin, won 1st place at the High School Nationals, as they showed the judges how to "Zip A Zipper" - Rube Goldberg style!
Seventeen teams from around the US competed on April 5th at Waukesha County Technical College, Wisconsin, in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest hosted by STEM Forward.
Minooka Community High School from Minooka, Ill., placed second in the competition and McDonogh High School in Owings Mills, Md., placed third.
Additional Awards presented at High School Nationals:
Safety Award – St. Catherine’s High School, Racine, WI
Most Rube-Like Machine – Columbia Christian HS, Magnolia, AR
Best Design – Minooka Community High School, Minooka, Ill.
Risk Award – St. Agnes High School, Houston, TX
Best Presentation – Pius XI High School, Milwaukee, WI
Best Construction – New Auburn High School, New Auburn, WI
Peer Award - McDonogh High School, Owings Mills, Md
RGI congratulates all the teams that participate in our RGMC!
Dr. Shawn Jordan, RGI Education Director and Arizona State University professor, presented at NSTA in Boston on April 5th. His presentation The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest: Invention in the Classroom was a hugh hit with attending educators. A packed audience also got to try a "bit" of hands-on Rube Goldberg Machine building with a kit from littleBits.
The first officially licensed Rube Goldberg game, ‘Rube Works’ features Rube’s cartoons, contraptions, and irreverent humor and animates his iconic invention cartoons in a way never seen before.
CLICK HERE for all the info and to download the app.
Spigot Science for Kids and Classrooms relates science to other disciplines through articles and activities for upper elementary and middle school students.