2006-2007 Contest

The 2006-2007 contest task was to adjust the time of an analog clock back one hour in twenty steps or more. The contest was held on Friday, December 8, 2006 at the Carnegie Science Center's UPMC SportsWorks complex. Jeannette Senior High School received the eighth place, North Allegheny Senior High School finished in seventh place, Franklin Regional Senior High School garnered sixth place, Conemaugh Township Area School District finished in fifth place, Derry Area High School received fourth place, Twinsburg High School received third place, Burgettstown Area Middle/High School finished in second place, and congratulations to our first place team, Greater Latrobe 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 People's Choice award, sponsored by Kennywood, went to Twinsburg High School. Best Use of Gravity, sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company's Waltz Mill site, went to Trinity High School. The award for Best Design and Construction went to Somerset Area High School and was sponsored by UPMC SportsWorks at the Carnegie Science Center. The Creativity and Innovation award, sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center, went to North Allegheny Senior High School. The Best Presentation award, sponsored by Carpenter Powder Products, was given to Moon Area High School. The Best Use of Wood award went to Derry Area High School and was sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Twinsburg High School received the Most Innovative Use of Metals award, sponsored by US Steel Edgar Thomson Plant. Redland Brick sponsored the Best Execution of the Theme award given to Fort Cherry Junior Senior High School. The Most Mechanical machine was from Bay High School, and the award was sponsored by the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

Congratulations to all of the schools that participated in the 2006/2007 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, 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 Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Redland Brick, Inc. - Harmar Plant, Robotics Institute School of Computer Science - Carnegie Mellon University, SAE International and US Steel - Edgar Thomson Plant.

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