Wednesday (March 12) saw UW-Stout’s big Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, pitting teams of high school students. This was the second year of Stout’s contest. For this year’s theme, competitors had to swap an old-school, energy-wasting light bulb with an energy-efficient bulb (aka, the twisty kind). And they had to do it in at least 20 steps. The New Auburn and Thorp teams took top honors, and will go on to the National Competitions at Perdue University.