2007-2008 Contest

The 2007-2008 contest task was to draw and erase an "X" in twenty steps or more. The contest was held on Friday, December 7, 2007 at the Carnegie Science Center. North Allegheny Intermediate School received the eighth place, Smethport Area Junior/Senior High School finished in seventh place, Hampton High School garnered sixth place, Bay High School finished in fifth place, Butler Senior High School received fourth place, Greater Latrobe Senior High School received third place, Belle Vernon Area High School finished in second place, and congratulations to our first place team, Derry 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 Derry Area High School. Best Use of Gravity, sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company's Waltz Mill site, went to Derry Area High School. The award for Best Design and Construction went to Somerset Area High School and was sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center. The What Will You Create? award, sponsored by Davison, went to Franklin Regional Senior High School. The Best Presentation award, sponsored by Carpenter Powder Products, was given to Washington High School. The Best Use of Wood award went to Lincoln High School and was sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Smethport Area Junior/Senior High School received the Most Innovative Use of Metals award, sponsored by US Steel Edgar Thomson Plant and Irvin Hot Strip Mill. Redland Brick sponsored the Best Execution of the Theme award given to Hampton High School. The Most Mechanical machine was from Hampton High School, and the award was sponsored by the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.  Somerset Area High School was awarded Best Transportation System, sponsored by Bombardier Transportation.

Congratulations to all of the schools that participated in the 2007/2008 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, Bayer Corporation, Bombardier Transportation, Carpenter Powder Products, Inc., Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corporation, Davison, Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc., 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, US Steel - Edgar Thomson Plant and Irvin Hot Strip Mill and UPMC.

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