Eighth-grade students from Duluth Adventist Christian School in Duluth, Ga., have been recognized for their achievement in the Technology Student Association’s 2013 TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) Engineering Competition. Placing first in the state and third in the nation, this team of students solved complex mathematical problems and provided answers to cyber security questions related to this year’s competition theme: “Engineering a Secure Cyberspace.”
Teams of four to eight high school students prepare in the fall for the one-day TEAMS competition, which takes place nationally during February and March. Preparation includes extensive theme-related research, as well as mathematical problem solving.
This year, more than 1,000 teams of middle and high school students participated in the TEAMS competition from across the nation. These students have a strong interest in engineering, and most plan to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or math. Top teams at the state and division level have shown exceptional aptitude in engineering and problem solving.
Like other TSA competitions and programs, TEAMS is designed to encourage more students to pursue engineering by having them learn and experience how engineering impacts everyday life and how engineers help solve social and community problems.
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). TEAMS is one of several STEM programs offered by TSA. Membership in TSA includes more than 180,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states. TSA partners with universities and other organizations to promote diverse STEM competitions and opportunities for students and teachers. TSA is supported by educators, parents, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with providing a positive influence in their lives. For more information, please visit tsaweb.org and teams.tsaweb.org
Written by Jana Taylor, eighth-grade teacher at Duluth Adventist Christian School