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Rube Goldberg Contest at Purdue

Let’s remake Science Centers, how about this as a model:

“Inspired by cartoonist Rube Goldberg, college students nationwide compete to design a machine that uses the most complex process to complete a simple task – put a stamp on an envelope, screw in a light bulb, make a cup of coffee – in 20 or more steps.

The competition is sponsored by the Purdue University campus chapter of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity.”  – Purdue Website

Every Science Center in the country… in the world, should be doing the same!

Rube Goldberg Contest at Purdue University Website

About Mark Walhimer

Mark is Managing Partner of Museum Planning, LLC, a museum planning and exhibition project management firm of interactive educational environments for Science Centers, Children's Museums and Natural History Museums. You can reach Mark at

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