Students Hail from California, Idaho, Indiana, Missouri
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) has announced this year's high school winners in the annual national TEAMS engineering competition, including a four-way tie in the 11/12th grade category.
Using engineering to solve the global energy "supply and demand" problem, the winning 11/12th grade students are from Boise High School in Boise, Idaho; Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California; Terre Haute South Vigo High School in Terre Haute, Indiana; and, Clayton High School in Missouri. Students from Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Missouri, took the top national honor for the 9/10th grade level.
As the highest ranking teams in the country, the students receive for their schools $2,500 and a trophy, plus medals and certificates of excellence. The 11/12th grade level schools will split the $2,500 prize. The 2011 winners competed against more than 10,000 ninth- through 12-grade students from 43 states and the District of Columbia.
"Congratulations to all our winning TEAMS students, their coaches and schools on their outstanding achievement. Their enthusiasm for exploring the difference engineers make in solving society's pressing issues is an inspiration," said Linda Snow-Solum, JETS president. "Special thanks also go to the more than 130 colleges, universities, schools and corporations that served as our competition host sites. They allow JETS to meet its mission of exposing thousands of students to the engineering professions every year."
Like the other signature JETS programs, the purpose of TEAMS is to encourage more American students to pursue engineering by showing them how engineering impacts everyday life and how engineers help solve social and community problems.
JETS is a national non-profit education organization dedicated to promoting engineering and helping students discover their potential for the profession.
A solid framework of high school educators, corporations, professional organizations and universities incorporate JETS pre-college engineering programs in local communities throughout the United States. JETS programs touch more than 40,000 students and 10,000 educators from 6,000 high schools across the country. JETS participants are a diverse group – more than 50 percent are from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in engineering and technology fields, including one-third who are female.
For more information, please visit, www.JETS.org.
SOURCE Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)