What does St. Olaf's Goldberg win say about STEM ed?

Nah, too simple for Rube

I don’t usually post much on college competitions, because there are so many of them.

But this (Lafayette, Ind.,) Journal & Courier piece on St. Olaf College winning the national Rube Goldberg Machine Contest intrigued me.

(The contest is named after the engineer-cartoonist who became famous for his drawings of complex machines that do simple tasks.)

Here’s the kicker in the article:

St. Olaf, a private liberal arts school, won the 2009 contest too. Unlike the seven other teams taking part today, the college does not have an engineering program.

Not to be taken too seriously. Just found that funny.

You can read the piece here.