2009-2010 Contest

The 2009-2010 contest task was to construct a building. The contest was held on Friday, December 4, 2009 at the Carnegie Science Center. Butler Senior High School received the eighth place, Gateway High School finished in seventh place, Smethport Area High School garnered sixth place, Somerset Area High School finished in fifth place, Greater Latrobe Senior High School received fourth place, Bay High School received third place, North Allegheny Intermediate School finished in second place, and congratulations to our first place team, North Allegheny 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 Butler Senior High School. Best Use of Gravity, sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company's Waltz Mill site, went to Gateway High School. The award for Best Design and Construction went to Greater Latrobe Senior High School and was sponsored by Highmark SportsWorks. The What Will You Create? award, sponsored by Davison, went to Bay High School. The Best Presentation award, sponsored by Carpenter Powder Products, was given to North Allegheny Senior High School. The Best Use of Wood award went to Smethport Area High School and was sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Redland Brick sponsored the Best Execution of the Theme award given to Butler Senior High School. The Most Mechanical machine was from Smethport Area High School, and the award was sponsored by the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Freeport Senior High School was awarded Best Transportation System, sponsored by Bombardier Transportation. Three new special awards for this year were also awarded. Somerset Area High School received the Most Reliable award, presented by Medrad, Inc. The Most Green award, sponsored by ALCOSAN, was presented to Smethport Area High School. The Carnegie Science Center sponsored the Longest Successfully Executed Contraption award, which went to Greater Latrobe Senior High School.

Congratulations to all of the schools that participated in the 2009-2010 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, ALCOSAN, Bayer Corporation, Bombardier Transportation, Carpenter Powder Products, Inc., Davison, Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc., Kennywood Amusement Park, MEDRAD, Inc., 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 and Irvin Hot Strip Mill.

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