CMT’s Jim Michael and Chris Groth volunteered as the Engineering Mentors for Dubois Elementary School’s Team for the Rube Goldberg Competition during Engineer’s Week.  This year the team’s machine, The Homework Machine, was to generate a minimum of four distinct and separate sounds using discarded “junk” through at least 10 energy transfer steps.

Held Saturday at Lincoln Land Community College and featuring 11 teams from seven local schools, the Rube Goldberg Competition was coordinated by Sangamon County Engineers in the Classroom.  The Competition encourages teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh hands-on learning environment and level playing field.

Participating schools included: Dubois Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Graham Elementary, Our Savior’s Lutheran, Rochester Intermediate, Springfield Christian, and Trinity Lutheran.