The National Champion Rube Goldberg Machine team from Kimberly High School was invited to share their “Kimberly Kitchen” machine with a national audience on the Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! show. View their segment online.
The team spoke about their kitchen-themed Rube Goldberg Machine that completes a simple task through a complicated process. This year’s challenge was to apply a Band-Aid and their machine does that in nearly 70 steps!
Students Sam Barwick, Kyle Downham, Carter Eckes, Rachel Foster, Logan Hartman, Stephen Littrell, Logan Paalman, Chris Thompson and Grant Zoromski along with Mr. Kevin Janota, their team advisor and teacher, all did a great job representing our schools and community!
The team advanced from STEM Forward’s regional competition earlier this spring to compete at Nationals. The team swept the National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, bringing home 1st place overall in the competition, as well as the Creative Spark Award, the Teamwork Award and the Spirit of Rube Award. The National competition took place March 25, 2017, at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio. Read more about their accomplishment.