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Myers, Trapp Elementary Schools Earn Rube Goldberg Recognitions
Posted 2/15/19

Ingenious designs, complex machines and bright student-engineers filled the Riverside Convention Center earlier this week for the Inland Empire Rube Goldberg Competition - and two Rialto Unified elementary schools took home honors! On behalf of the Rialto Board of Education and RUSD Superintendent Dr. Cuauhtémoc Avila, congratulations to Myers and Trapp Elementary Schools who earned the coveted “Spirit of Rube Goldberg” and “Teamwork” awards, respectively, in the Apprentice Division. Casey Elementary School was also a strong participant.

 

In total, twenty-five teams participated in three divisions of the competition, which was organized by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools' Alliance for Education/Student Events. The event allowed students to collaborate as a team to create a complex machine designed to achieve a simple task. This year's competition was called, "Put Money In A Pig."

 

Myers and Trapp Elementary Schools have been invited to participate in the Finals competition in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on April 6, 2019.

 

Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist and inventor, best known for cartoons depicting complicated machines performing a simple task. Today, Rube Goldberg competitions are held worldwide.

 

The San Bernardino Sun was on hand to highlight the recent competition. Please take a moment to read their coverage of the event: