The University of Illinois Rube Goldberg Team was started during Fall 2008 to compete in collegiate Rube Goldberg Machine contests. Each spring we participate in a competition held at Purdue University against other teams from universities around the country. Contests serve as a way of challenging traditional solutions to problems and are great ways to spur innovative creativity in engineers and imaginative thinkers.
In addition to competing, Rube Goldberg Society remains a popular exhibit at Engineering Open House, where we demonstrate our machines to hundreds of people in the community. We also provide demonstrations to local schools to promote STEM interest, and have fun social events for our members throughout the year.