April 04, 2019

Austin ISD takes on the Garver Chain Reaction Challenge

The Garver Chain Reaction Challenge made its way to Austin, Texas, recently, where Garver's engineers worked with two Austin Independent School District schools to pass along core engineering concepts while celebrating its centennial year.

About 50 students from O. Henry Middle School and Martin Middle School took part in the event at the Austin Central Library, which had the students build Rube Goldberg-style chain reaction contraptions with everyday items like wood planks, balls, and dominoes. Executives from the Texas Department of Transportation and Austin Water served as judges, after which the winning students were presented with trophies and Garver presented a monetary donation to the district.

To help celebrate its centennial year, Garver is providing STEM kits and financial donations to 100 students across the country. By encouraging participation in the challenge, Garver is hoping to pass along such core concepts as gravity, motion, and force, while promoting creativity and problem-solving skills to the next generation of engineers.

To learn more, visit our centennial celebration page