Purdue Rube Goldberg national champions visit Dayton Elementary

The team called the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) gave the students in Mr. Scott's class a sample of their Rube Goldberg machine.

Posted: May 4, 2018 5:59 PM

DAYTON, Ind. (WLFI) -- Purdue's Rube Goldberg national championship team stopped by Dayton Elementary School Friday afternoon.
 
The team called the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) gave the students in Mr. Scott's class a sample of their Rube Goldberg machine.

Their full machine takes 75 steps to fill a bowl of cereal with milk. The design helped PSPE win the national collegiate Rube Goldberg competition back on April 23.

Molly Newquist of PSPE said sharing the machine with the children is what makes all the hard work worth it.

"We love talking to kids, I think it's our main motivation for it is just seeing the kids watch our machine for the first time and it's so inspiring and it's so fun to inspire them," said Newquist.

The PSPE team had 16 members from various majors that had been working hard on the machine since last November.

"We have painters, we have story people, everybody works on something different and there are a lot of elements that go into it. It's not just engineering although it is also that which is really amazing," said Newquist.

PSPE was one of three teams from Purdue that competed at the national championship.

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