Rube Goldberg Competition

Each year during National Engineers Week, Rutgers School of Engineering hosts a Rube Goldberg competition where students build complex contraptions to perform simple tasks. Deliberately over-engineered, these inventions generally include a chain reaction. 

Rube Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor.

Students, let your inner engineer shine during the Rube Goldberg competition, where you can compete with a team to build the coolest contraption to accomplish a simple task. The winning team will receive some awesome prizes!
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • LocationBusch Student Center, International Lounge and Fireside Lounge
  • Register a team of 5 people or less to compete and win a prize!
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