2012 Connecticut Statewide Rube Goldberg Contest
For High School Students
10 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012 (snow date Sunday, February 12, 2012)
Registration opens on November 1, 2011 (www.rubegoldberg.com)

SAVE $100! BE ONE OF THE FIRST 12 TEAMS TO SIGN UP.
Discovery will pay $100 towards your entry fee if you are among the first twelve teams to enter.

We would like to welcome your school and budding engineers to join us at the Discovery Museum for the 2nd Annual CT Regional Rube Goldberg contest at the Discovery Museum. This year’s challenge is to build a machine that takes at least 20 steps to inflate and deflate a balloon. The more creative the project, the higher the score! The winner of this competition will automatically be registered to compete at the national competition at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan on March 17, 2012.

THE FORM:
1. All registration must come through Rube Goldberg Inc at
www.rubegoldberg.com. Teams register only once --- for their Regional competition. There is NO additional registration fee for the winning team to attend the National Contest.

THE FEE:

1. The fee is $150.00 per team payable to RGI.
The Discovery Museum will automatically cover $100.00 of the registration fee for the first 12 teams who register online! This is the only fee to RGI. There is NO additional registration fee for the winning team to attend the National Contest.
2. There are no refunds.

THE TEAM:

1. A Team must have a minimum of 3 people.
2. All teams that register and pay the fee will receive RGI’s team gift, a 3” embroidered contest participant badge displaying the year and the task. These badges will be mailed out to the team leader/advisor name and address provided on the Registration form. Up to 12 badges will be sent to each team, one for each registered team member submitted at registration. Teams with more than 12 registered team members may purchase additional badges on the Rube Goldberg web site, for $5.00 each.

We hope that you will join us for this year’s fun and exciting competition. To register, please go to
www.rubegoldberg.com. If you have any additional questions please contact:

Lisa Bostick
Manager of School Services
203-372-3521 ext. 117 or
Bostick@discoverymuseum.org



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