The 2015-2016 contest task was to tell a story. The contest was held on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Carnegie Science Center. Shaler Area High School received the eighth place, Springdale Jr/Sr High School finished in seventh place, Kiski Area High School garnered sixth place, Greater Latrobe Senior High School finished in fifth place, Franklin Regional Senior High School received fourth place, North Allegheny Senior High School received third place, Cornell High School finished in second place, and congratulations to our first place team, Hempfield 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 Best Execution of a Theme award, sponsored by Kennywood, went to Brentwood Borough School District. Best Use of Gravity, sponsored by Carnegie Science Center, went to West Mifflin Area High School. The What Will You Create? award, sponsored by Inventionland, went to North Allegheny Senior High School. The Best Presentation award, sponsored by the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, was given to Baldwin-Whitehall High School. The Rookie of the Year award went to Shaler Area High School and was sponsored by Carnegie Science Center. The Most Mechanical machine was from Greater Latrobe Senior High School, and the award was sponsored by Carpenter Powder Products, Inc. Somerset Area High School was awarded Best Transportation System, sponsored by Bombardier Transportation. Montour High School received the Most Efficient Reset award, presented by Bayer HealthCare. The Westinghouse Electric Company LLC sponsored the Longest Successfully Executed Contraption award, which went to Kiski Area High School.
Congratulations to all of the schools that participated in the 2015-2016 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 LLC, Carnegie Science Center, Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, Bayer HealthCare, Bombardier Transportation, Carpenter Powder Products, Inc., Inventionland, Kennywood Amusement Park, Multiscope Document Solutions, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Robotics Institute School of Computer Science - Carnegie Mellon University.
Check out these links for a sample of the contest media coverage.
CBS Pittsburgh (with video)
Pittsburgh Post Gazette video
WESA FM, Pittsburgh's NPR station (with audio story and video)
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2012-2013 Contest - Fill a Container and Close It.
2011-2012 Contest - Play a Musical Instrument.
2010-2011 Contest - Make Change for a Dollar.
2009-2010 Contest - Contruct a building.
2008-2009 Contest - Wrap or unwrap a present.
2007-2008 Contest - Draw and erase an "X".
2006-2007 Contest - Adjust the time of an analog clock back 1 hour.
2005-2006 Contest - Put toothpaste on a toothbrush.
2004-2005 Contest - Fold a letter, put it in an envelope and seal the envelope.
2003-2004 Contest - Apply shaving cream, shave and rinse a balloon.
2002-2003 Contest - Clean, polish and buff a shoe.
2001-2002 Contest - Select, wash and peel an apple.