2014-2015 Contest

The 2014-2015 contest task was to transport an object. The contest was held on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Carnegie Science Center. Blackhawk High School received the eighth place, Burgettstown Area Middle/High School finished in seventh place, Avonworth High School garnered sixth place, Lincoln High School finished in fifth place, Mohawk Jr/Sr High School received fourth place, North Allegheny Senior High School received third place, Greater Latrobe Senior High School finished in second place, and congratulations to our first place team, Seneca Valley Senior High School!

In addition to the finalist awards, many special awards were given out, with the winners receiving a tour of the award sponsor's facility. The Best Execution of a Theme award, sponsored by Kennywood, went to Cornell High School. Best Use of Gravity, sponsored by Carnegie Science Center, went to Mohawk Jr/Sr High School. The What Will You Create? award, sponsored by Davison, went to Greater Latrobe Senior High School. The Best Presentation award, sponsored by the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, was given to North Allegheny Senior High School. The Rookie of the Year award went to Lincoln High School and was sponsored by Carnegie Science Center. The Most Mechanical machine was from Seneca Valley Senior High School, and the award was sponsored by Carpenter Powder Products, Inc. Somerset Area High School was awarded Best Transportation System, sponsored by Bombardier Transportation. Moon Area High School received the Most Efficient Reset award, presented by Bayer HealthCare. The Most Green award, sponsored by ALCOSAN, was presented to Baldwin High School. Westinghouse Electric Company LLC sponsored the Longest Successfully Executed Contraption award, which went to Blackhawk High School.

Congratulations to all of the schools that participated in the 2014-2015 contest and thanks to all of the volunteers and participants who made the event such a success. The contest would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Carnegie Science Center, Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, ALCOSAN, Bayer HealthCare, Bombardier Transportation, Carpenter Powder Products, Inc., Davison, Kennywood Amusement Park, Multiscope Document Solutions, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science - Carnegie Mellon University.

Check out this video of the winning team demonstrating their contraption for the judges on contest day.

Also check out this story of the contest by Dave Crawley of KDKA. It includes a video as well!

Also see:

  • 2013-2014 Contest - Communicate a Message.
  • 2012-2013 Contest - Fill a Container and Close It.
  • 2011-2012 Contest - Play a Musical Instrument.
  • 2010-2011 Contest - Make Change for a Dollar.
  • 2009-2010 Contest - Contruct a building.
  • 2008-2009 Contest - Wrap or unwrap a present.
  • 2007-2008 Contest - Draw and erase an "X".
  • 2006-2007 Contest - Adjust the time of an analog clock back 1 hour.
  • 2005-2006 Contest - Put toothpaste on a toothbrush.
  • 2004-2005 Contest - Fold a letter, put it in an envelope and seal the envelope.
  • 2003-2004 Contest - Apply shaving cream, shave and rinse a balloon.
  • 2002-2003 Contest - Clean, polish and buff a shoe.
  • 2001-2002 Contest - Select, wash and peel an apple.




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