MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Area high school students used their problem solving skills while competing in a technology and engineering challenge Monday.
It was for the Rube Goldberg competition on UW-Stout's campus in Menomonie. This year's national challenge is to use a machine to apply an adhesive bandage. Some of the objects used include a bicycle wheel, chutes and ramps, a peppermint stick and chocolate bar.
UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer was a judge at the event, and he says it's great to see the students working together to solve problems.
"They are doing a great job. The ingenuity you are seeing here really gives you hope for the future because you are seeing the problem-solvers develop right before your eyes and that's pretty neat,” said Meyer.
Elk Mound placed first in the competition, followed by Plum City and Siren. With the victory, Elk Mound is eligible to compete in the national high school contest this Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.