To see the Top 10 for the Division I ONLINE , CLICK HERE.
Monday, March 30th:
- We will announce the winners of Division I and II ONLINE contests
- People's Choice voting will open
March 20........Top 10 teams announced
Division I and II
March 30........Online World Contest winners announced for
March 30........Team Pages made public and
People’s Choice Award voting starts
April 19, 11:59 PM EST.....People’s Choice Award voting closes
April 20...........People’s Choice winners announced
The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an annual international competition that challenges teams of students from middle school to college age to compete in building the most elaborate and hilarious Rube Goldberg Machine.
A Rube Goldberg Machine is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.
The 2015 Task is: ERASE A CHALKBOARD. Team Registration is open now!
The RGMC is STEM and STEAM friendly, and Teams and their machines are judged on a range of criteria from absurd complexity, reliability, team chemistry, creativity, humor and story-telling -- along with the successful achievement of the task at hand.
Dating back over 60 years, the contest’s namesake is the late American Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, humorist and inventor, Reuben Lucius Goldberg, who specialized in drawing whimsical machines with every-day objects that performed a seemingly simple task.
Goldberg’s legacy lives on through the contests -- as students nationwide build crazy machines that complete the annual task, all in the spirit of Rube’s illustrations.
View the International Online Contest page for middle school students.
View the High School and College Contest schedule for dates and to find a contest near you.
No contest near you? Sign up to become a Host. Hosting is a great way to:
- Create an exciting, annual, on-campus event that sparks the imagination of media and spectators;
- Connect students from all disciplines -- Engineering to Theater, Physics to Art, and Chemistry to Computer Science -- in a creative, competitive, and fun atmosphere fueled by learning and humor;
- Engage your students and teachers with an audience and community of creative and abstract thinkers, including prospective students;
- Help your students become the problem-solvers of tomorrow by participating in a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest today!
First Place: Wantagh, Thrill Seekers
Second Place: Wantagh, Goldberg Brothers
Third Place: North Rockland, Goldbergers
First Place: Centennial
Second Place: Briggs
Third Place: New Albany
First Place: Maine South
First Place: Great Mills, Now Playing
Second Place: Forrest Tech
First Place: Kouts
Second Place: Anderson
Second Place: Delta
First Place: Penn State SES
Second Place: Penn State ASME Harrisburg
Third Place: Penn State ASME University Park
First Place: PSPE Purdue
Second Place: AMET Purdue
Third Place: Universsity of Illinois
First Place: Elk Mound
Second Place: Plum City
Third Place: Bayfield
First Place: Enngineering Academy
Second Place: Milan High School
Third Place: Madison High School