2005-2006 Contest

The 2005-2006 task was to put toothpaste on a toothbrush. The contest was held on Friday, December 9, 2005 at the Carnegie Science Center's UPMC SportsWorks complex. Riverview Junior/Senior High School received the sixth place prize, North Allegheny Senior High School received the fifth place prize, Conemaugh Township Area High School received the fourth place prize, Riverside Beaver County High School received the third place prize, Rocky Grove High School received the second place prize, and congratulations to our winner, Belle Vernon Area 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 People's Choice award, sponsored by Kennywood, went to Rocky Grove High School. Best Use of Gravity, sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company's Waltz Mill site, went to Smethport Area High School. The award for Best Design and Construction went to Cornell High School and was sponsored by UPMC SportsWorks at the Carnegie Science Center. The Most Creative Theme award, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Dental School, went to Avonworth High School. The Best Presentation award, sponsored by Redland Brick, Inc. Harmar Plant, was given to Belle Vernon Area High School. The Rookie of the Year award, which was awarded to the best first-time contestant and was sponsored by US Steel Edgar Thomson Plant, went to Hopewell High School. The award for Best Teamwork, sponsored by Carpenter Powder Products, Inc., went to Riverside Beaver County High School. The Most Mechanical machine was from North Allegheny Senior High School, and the award was sponsored by the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. The award for Best Creativity and Innovation was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center and was awarded to Greensburg Salem High School.

Congratulations to all of the schools that participated in the 2005/2006 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, Carnegie Science Center, Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, ANSYS, Inc., American Nuclear Society - Pittsburgh Section, American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Pittsburgh Section, Bayer Corporation, Carpenter Powder Products, Inc., Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corporation, The Grable Foundation, Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc., Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation, Kennywood Amusement Park, Multiscope Digital & Offset Printing, Pittsburgh Steelers, PPG Industries Foundation, Redland Brick, Inc. - Harmar Plant, Robotics Institute School of Computer Science - Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, US Steel - Edgar Thomson Plant

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