Two Teams Represent MAHS at Chain Reaction Contraption Competition

"Tieing" Up Loose Ends

On Friday, December 7, 2018 two Moon Area High School (MAHS) teams competed in the 18th Annual Chain Reaction Contraption Competition at The Carnegie Science Center. 

Students were given the task building a machine that will tie a knot. This competition is held during National Engineers Week. This year, over 50 teams representing over 35 local school districts participated in the all-day event. 

MAHS team "Tying Up Loose Ends" was comprised of seniors Zach Gribben, Arya Kothar, Nick Magnelli, and Gautam Pulivarthi.  Team “Knot-ical” was comprised of seniors Lillian Beckwith, Rose Broderick, Claire Daugherty, Isabella Gayoso, Nikki Konley, Stephanie Manasterski, and Daniela Schmitz.

Team Tying Up Loose Ends received a special award for Most Green Project. For their project, the team reused and repurposed the material ranging from frisbee pieces and Pop-Tart boxes to matchbox cars and wooden skewers. 

Team Knot-ical went with a Pirate theme and used materials such as marbles, popsicle sticks, and shells.

“Both teams represented Moon Area High School with excellence and enjoyed a great hands-on experience that will transition into their future STEM careers,” said sponsor, Mr. Steve Palumbo.


Knot-ical Team

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