The Technion Invites Students to Make Rube Goldberg Devices

by Brie stimson December 29, 2016
 

 

The Technion ñ Israel Institute of Technology is an internationally-acclaimed institute of technology in Haifa, Israel. The Technion, originally called the Technicum, was founded in 1912.The emphasis was on natural sciences, engineering and architecture, with a school of medicine added later
The Technion ñ Israel Institute of Technology is an internationally-acclaimed institute of technology in Haifa, Israel. The Technion, originally called the Technicum, was founded in 1912.The emphasis was on natural sciences, engineering and architecture, with a school of medicine added later

High school students interested in science and math can now apply to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s Rube Goldberg Device Earth Day competition.

Technion International invites teams of students to from schools around the world to use problem solving and teamwork to incorporate environmentally themed elements in their Rube Goldberg devices for Earth Day.

Rube Goldberg devices are internationally overly-complicated machines that that due a simple task with an unnecessary amount of steps.

The students will have the chance to win prizes or their school and see their wrok on YouTube.

Applications are being accepted until February 1, 2017. The deadline for entries is March 1.

A panel of judges will select winners based on their interpretation of the theme “The Earth is in Our Hands.”

The winning team will receive a one-year scholarship to the Technion. The second place team will receive a 3D printer for their school and third place will get an Arduino set.

“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. “In addition to the contest itself, which the students love, it offers a window into the Technion as a global institution and a preview of the incredible possibilities offered to American and other foreign students through Technion International programs.”

For more information on the challenge, contact Zehava Solomon at admissions@int.yechnion.ac.il. For more info on other Technion International programs, contact Asher Daniels at asher@ats.org.

 

 

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