CN Tower celebrates National Engineering Month 2011

Ontario engineering students construct enormous Rube Goldberg machine culminating at CN Tower

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by Design Engineering Staff

In celebration of National Engineering Month, engineering student teams from 10 universities across Ontario will set in motion one of the world’s largest Rube Goldberg (RG) machines linking communities across Ontario.

Presented by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and the Engineering Student Societies Council of Ontario, a live broadcast at 6pm on March 4th at the CN Tower will show 10 engineering student teams from university campuses across Ontario working together to connect the RG machine in sequence via the Internet. Each University student team has designed a unique and creative section of the RG.

The final section of the machine, located at the CN Tower, will light the entire Tower structure purple, a colour traditionally associated with the esteemed stamp of a professional engineer. The CN Tower will remain lit purple the night of March 4th in celebration of National Engineering Month.

Participating universities include: Lakehead University, Carlton University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, McMaster University, University of Western Ontario, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Conestoga College, University of Toronto, Ryerson College