St. Mary's Dominican High School

JETS Team Wins State Competition

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St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) team won state at the JETS Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) competition.

TEAMS, an annual theme-based competition for students in grades 9-12, aims to give students the opportunity to discover engineering and how they can make a difference in the world. The competition is divided in two parts. The first part, lasting an hour and a half, has 80 multiple choice questions related to engineering problems where students use their math and science skills. The second part consists of a hands-on, design-build problem, aimed at encouraging teamwork to develop the best answer. For the state event, half of the team designed and built a paper skyscraper, using the paper allocated to them. The goal was to build the highest paper skyscraper for a minimal cost. The other half of the team answered essay questions, based on the engineering problems presented in the multiple choice test.

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Members of the JETS team at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, from left, are, Caroline Troendle, Lillian Cerise, Hannah Meyer, Addi Hall, Emily Doyle, and Victoria Gillam. Not pictured: Madison Miller. Mathematics teacher Monica Haag is JETS moderator.

 

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