Inaugural Rube Goldberg contest winners

Inaugural Rube Goldberg contest winners
Posted on 03/18/2022
judges watching video of student
Grand Junction, CO - A dozen D51 students submitted entries for our inaugural Rube Goldberg competition! A Rube Goldberg machine is a feat of engineering and an entertaining visual delight that relies on a chain reaction to complete a final task. The winners of this year's contest - along with links to videos of their contraptions - are listed below.
Elementary School
1. Group #3 - Analia Kleven, Mesa View Elementary, Teacher Emily Youmans, https://youtu.be/CWf7j4jzE5Y
2. Group #1 - Chipeta Elementary 3rd Grade Harry Potter Machine, Teacher Tracy Walters
3. Group #8 - STEAM @ Tope Elementary Team 2, Teacher Brooke Kyle

Middle School 
1. Group #10 - William Gustafson, East Middle School, Teacher Sarah Rath, https://youtu.be/9Je4tCzYJ0U
2. Group #9 - Jacob Gordon, East Middle School, Teacher Sarah Rath
3. Group #12 - West Middle School GT, Teacher, DebbieBeth Hoffman
D51 STEM will be in touch with the teachers of the first place students to discuss prizes and photo ops.  

The competition is sponsored by the D51 Foundation. 
The competition was judged by a panel of engineering students at CMU - members of the Mesa Motorsports team. They were very thorough in there analysis and scoring. 
Regardless of who won or lost, we hope this competition has sparked the student's imagination and drive to create and problem solve.  
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