2011-2012 Contest

The 2011-2012 contest task was to play a musical instrument. The contest was held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Carnegie Science Center. Laurel Junior Senior High School received the eighth place, Seneca Valley Senior High School finished in seventh place, Penn Trafford High School garnered sixth place, Bay High School finished in fifth place, Hempfield Area High School received fourth place, Gateway High School received third place, Greater Latrobe Senior High School finished in second place, and congratulations to our first place team, Trinity 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 Best Execution of a Theme award, sponsored by Kennywood, went to Kiski Area High School. Best Use of Gravity, sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company's Waltz Mill site, went to Carlynton Junior Senior High School. The award for Best Design and Construction went to Greater Latrobe Senior High School and was sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company. The What Will You Create? award, sponsored by Davison, went to Hampton High School. The Best Presentation award, sponsored by Carpenter Powder Products, was given to Mohawk Area High School. The Rookie of the Year award went to Penn Trafford High School and was sponsored by Highmark Sportsworks. The Most Mechanical machine was from Springdale High School, and the award was sponsored by the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Mars Area High School was awarded Best Transportation System, sponsored by Bombardier Transportation. Trinity High School received the Most Efficient Reset award, presented by Medrad, Inc. The Most Green award, sponsored by ALCOSAN, was presented to Brashear High School. The Carnegie Science Center sponsored the Longest Successfully Executed Contraption award, which went to Hempfield Area High School.

Congratulations to all of the schools that participated in the 2011-2012 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, Kennywood Amusement Park, MEDRAD, Inc., Multiscope Document Solutions, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Robotics Institute School of Computer Science - Carnegie Mellon University.

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