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Join the Technion Rube Goldberg Machine Earth Day Challenge

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology challenges the most innovative and inspired high school students to build their own Earth Day-themed Rube Goldberg machines.

The Challenge is a great opportunity for students interested in STEM to tap into their creative side. Also, the students and their schools will win prizes and see their handiwork posted on Technion’s official YouTube channel.

For the uninitiated, a Rube Goldberg machine is a chain-reaction contraption that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion. Technion International invites teams of high school students (grades 9-12) from schools around the world to use out-of-the-box problem solving and teamwork to build a multi-step machine that creatively incorporates environmentally themed elements in honor of Earth Day, April 22.

Registration deadline is February 1, 2017. The deadline for entries (submitted by video) is March 1, 2017.

A panel of judges representing the Technion will select the winners based on their creative rendition of the slogan “The Earth Is in Our Hands” and the Earth Day theme as a Rube Goldberg machine. Students on the winning team will receive a full scholarship toward one year of study at the Technion. The team that comes in second will receive a 3D printer for their school. The third-place team will receive an Arduino set.

In addition, the most popular videos will be shared on the Technion’s YouTube channel and social media.

“The Rube Goldberg Challenge is a great opportunity for students, parents and schools across the world to get acquainted with the Technion’s first-class brand and win some amazing prizes,” says Asher Daniels, North America Recruiter for Technion International.

For more information on the challenge, contact Zehava Solomon at [email protected].il. Or to register for the event, visit:http://int.technion.ac.il/technion-school-challenge/

For more info on other Technion International programs, contact Asher Daniels at [email protected].

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