Media Attention


The 2012 Guinness World Record Machine was featured as a Daily Double question on Jeopardy!

History Channel's Modern Marvels

Season 18, Episode 6 - "Weird Machines" The team and I even built the show their very own Rube Goldberg Machine "To Turn on a Television!" 

2012 Guinness World Record

Record for "Largest Rube Goldberg Machine" ever built, with a machine containing 300 contiguous, uniquely individual steps!

2011 Guinness World Record

Record for "Largest Rube Goldberg Machine" ever built (thus far), with a machine containing 244 contiguous, uniquely individual steps! 

TEDx Purdue

7 minute presentation in front of 2,000+ individuals discussing the challenges faced when building these contraptions

"Rube Works" Video Game Level Designer

Credited Level Designer 

Levels 13, 15, & 16
Credited for Additional Game Design
Active gameplay tester across several electronic platforms

WMUR's "The Chronicle" Segment About My Work

"Tracks" French Documentary on the Rube Goldberg Contest

"Zach Umperovitch leads Purdue Rube Goldberg machine teams"

Purdue University's "Makers All" Campaign

"You may have seen Zach on the History Channel's "Modern Marvels," read about him in the Guinness Book of World Records or had him as an earth and atmospheric sciences instructor. Zach is the president of the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers Rube Goldberg Team, founder of the Purdue University Geological Society and is passionate about sharing his knowledge of science and innovation with others"