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.
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.