Curtis Kinetic Science Challenge

STEM Discovery Center

Next Competition: February 16, 2019

Assemble a team of tinkerers and budding engineers to compete for cash prizes in the Curtis Kinetic Science Competition!


This competition challenges students to transform ordinary and found objects into a kinetic system inspired by Rube Goldberg’s famous machines.


The Curtis Kinetic Science Competition is open to students in Grades 5-8, in teams of up to five.

For more information about Orlando Science Center’s science competitions, please contact our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or email

Application Deadline:
January 25, 2019


Curtis Kinetic Competition Registration

2018 Curtis Kinetic Science Competition Winners

Junior Division

Best in Fair: Picture Perfect
Presely Burton and Avery Moes


Teacher award:

Catherine Mohr Princeton Elementary


Best Use of Science: Dino-Might
Cole Quezada, Shivin Varanasi, Ryan Cox, and Emmalea Sidorsky


Most Innovative/Creative: Snake My Day
Annabelle Saint-Sauveur, Alex Shaw, and Alexander Tarlev

Senior Division

Best in Fair: The Green Machine: 

Jasper Fitzgerald, Eve Hage, Michelle Ho, Alison Kowal, and Ryan Schefstad


Teacher Award:

Debbie Gordon St. Mary Magdalen School


Best Use of Science: TMS STEM Club
Jon Metheny, Thaddeus Repas, Melissa Janes, Abbey Hubbard, and Olivia Quezada


Most Innovative/Creative: The Tap In
Gregory Regala, Benjamin Scotchie, Christopher Silva, Alex Galloway, and Kaiden Perez