2010-2011 Contest

The 2010-2011 contest task was to make change for a dollar. The contest was held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Carnegie Science Center. Carlynton Junior Senior High School received the eighth place, Laurel Junior Senior High School finished in seventh place, Hempfield Area High School garnered sixth place, Somerset Area School District finished in fifth place, Seneca Valley Intermediate High School received fourth place, Smethport Area High School received third place, Kiski Area 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 Butler Senior High School. Best Use of Gravity, sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company's Waltz Mill site, went to North Allegheny Intermediate School. The award for Best Design and Construction went to Gateway High School and was sponsored by Highmark SportsWorks. The What Will You Create? award, sponsored by Davison, also went to Gateway High School. The Best Presentation award, sponsored by Carpenter Powder Products, was given to Hempfield Area High School. The Best Use of Wood award went to Gateway High School and was sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Most Mechanical machine was from Gateway High School, and the award was sponsored by the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Hempfield Area High School was awarded Best Transportation System, sponsored by Bombardier Transportation. North Allegheny Intermediate School received the Most Reliable award, presented by Medrad, Inc. The Most Green award, sponsored by ALCOSAN, was presented to Saint Joseph 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 2010-2011 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, Best Buy, Bombardier Transportation, Carpenter Powder Products, Inc., Davison, Kennywood Amusement Park, MEDRAD, Inc., Multiscope Digital & Offset Printing, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Robotics Institute School of Computer Science - Carnegie Mellon University.

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