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.