Save the date for STEM Forward’s Rube Goldberg Middle School Challenge at Waukesha County Technical College.
A Rube Goldberg Machine is a crazy contraption that accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated, and comical, way possible! The contest started in 1988 and is based on the “invention” cartoons of the famous Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Rube Goldberg. Each year, a new challenge is determined and middle school students’ scrounge for everyday items to put together their machines to tell a story, make you laugh, and complete the task!
The challenge is an event where students compete with their machines that they have imagined, designed, and created in a competitive forum. The competition encourages students’ to apply a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills, problem-solving, advanced manufacturing concepts, and the engineering design process.
Stay tuned for details regarding registration!