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Partners & Sponsors

The Institute works with partners, collaborators, and sponsors to promote equitable STEM and arts education opportunities. Since 1988, we've been inspiring creative problem-solvers, risk-takers, and out-of-the-box thinkers as they imagine our sustainable future.

Ledvance Sylvania light bulb

2022 Rube x Ledvance – Sylvania Light Bulbs

Rube Goldberg machine using Nerds candy box

2021 Rube x Nerds candy

Rube Goldberg machine that switches a lightbulb on

2020 Rube x NRG

General Mills cereal box converted into a truck

2018 Rube x General Mills

2017 Rube x Johnson & Johnson

D.E. Shaw Brand Graphic

2016 Rube x D.E.Shaw

2015 Blum Family Foundation

2014 Rube x YKK zippers

Sponsor a World of Invention


Help us unlock the potential in kids of all ages as they experience the hands-on fun of imagining, designing, and building Rube Goldberg Machines®. Our free STEM and art education programs spark creativity through scientific thinking, improvisation, teamwork and story-telling.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors who support the work we do and help bring our contests to kids around the world. Through improbable engineering and creative problem-solving we empower our Rube kids to develop the skills, confidence, curiosity, and sense of humor they need to build the future.

2022 Machine Contest Badge