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From the Community: Aliso Niguel High School Team Wins Engineering Competition

Students move on to National Competition in Indiana.

On Feb. 26, five juniors from Aliso Niguel High School and their physics teacher traveled to the University of Arizona, in Tucson, to compete in the western region's Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge.

Their unique machine consisted of 35 mechanical devices, designed by the team using physics rules, which moved several balls in a domino effect to successfully water a plant. They entered the college division and were awarded first place.

This win allows the team to attend the national competition to be held at Purdue University, IA, in March.

—Chris Taylor Werner

Thomas Hollen March 03, 2011 at 03:05 PM
I am the Chairman of the National Rube Goldberg High School Competition. I just wanted to congratulate the team for winning the Western Regional and welcome them the the Nationals at Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan on March 19th. We have teams from both coasts and throughout the middle of the country coming and it should be exciting. Good luck to the team and see you in a few weeks. Thomas Hollen, Professor, College of Engineering Technology Chairman of Rube Goldberg Competition Ferris State University

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