A celebration of S.T.E.A.M chock-full of curious contraptions!
Attention high school teachers and college professors: Start assembling your team of young innovators because the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is back!
The second-annual LA regional Rube Goldberg contest will return to Santa Monica Pier on November 15th as part of a daylong S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) event hosted by Heal the Bay and Santa Monica Pier and presented by sponsor Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds.
The challenge (to be announced next month) will be to build an elaborate machine that creatively and artistically turns an everyday task into a multi-step, fantastical, fanciful feat of engineering. Each team's contraption will be displayed on the pier for curious passers-by as well as the contest judges, who will choose a winner to compete in the final round.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to activate critical thinking and team building skills in your students while meeting California state curriculum standards. Plus, you never know: A patent could be pending!
Contact Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Director Heather Doyle to register for the contest and download the flyer here.