Twenty-two teams from across Wisconsin joined us on March 07 at WCTC for the 2014 Wisconsin Regional Rube Goldberg Contest. They competed for the opportunity to represent our state at the National Rube Goldberg Competition on April 5.The challenge was to zip a zipper in 20 or more steps.
Machines boasted creative designs such as Indiana Jones, Despicable Me, a campsite and an FBI crime scene.Six teams advanced to the finals: Waunakee, Little Chute, Saint Catherine's, Pius XI, Waupaca - Dora, and Sheboygan Falls.
Saint Catherine's took first place with their Indiana Jones themed machine. Both Saint Catherine's and our second place winner, Pius XI, will advance to the National Rube Goldberg Competition on April 5, 2014 at WCTC.
Congratulations to all of our winners and special award winners!
Safety, St. Catherine's
Sponsored by STRATTEC Security Corp
Most Rube Like Machine, Janesville-Craig
Sponsored by ASCE-Southeast Branch
Best Design, Kimberly
Sponsored by Marquette's College of Engineering
Risk Award, Southwestern
Sponsored by Collins Engineers
Best Presentation, Waunakee
Sponsored by MSOE
Best Construction, Sheboygan Falls
Sponsored by Lins Corp.
Best Technical Writing of Machine Steps, Pius XI
Sponsored by SWE
Best Project Team, Nicolet
Sponsored by STEM Forward
Rookie of the Year, Little Chute
Sponsored by WCTC
Peer Award, Kimberly
Sponsored by Milwaukee Area Engineering & Technology Partnership
Special thanks to members of the Milwaukee Area Engineering & Technology Partnership, our sponsors and volunteers for making this competition possible!