Engineering alums sought to help with Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

The Penn State Engineering Society is seeking College of Engineering alumni to help with the 2009 Penn State Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Feb. 28 at the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park.

The contest challenges student teams from engineering-affiliated clubs to design and build a machine that completes a simple task in a complex, wacky way.

Engineering alumni are needed to serve as judges and team liaisons on contest day. The time commitment for judges will be from noon to approximately 4:30 p.m. Team liaisons (basically go-fers who help while the teams are setting up) will need to report by 9 a.m. Liaisons will be free to leave once the contest starts at 2 p.m., although they are welcome to stay and watch the fun. A pizza lunch will be provided for all volunteers and student team members at noon.

To sign up or ask questions, contact Jane Harris at or 814-863-2132.

To learn more about the contest, go to online.


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Last Updated March 19, 2009