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Trine hosting JETS/TEAMS
Amusement parks are competition's theme
Trine University will host the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) flagship program, TEAMS, for its 30th annual competition on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. in the University Center. Testing will take place in the upper floor of Sponsel Library.
Participating Indiana schools are Angola and Fremont in Steuben County, Westview in LaGrange County, and Canterbury and Concordia Lutheran in Allen County. Kalamazoo Christian and Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center in Michigan will also participate.
This year’s competition takes the theme “Behind the Scenes: Theme Parks” to help students discover the engineering involved in designing, building, and running America’s theme parks.
The competition will challenge teams of four to eight students in grades 9-12 to use real-world applications of mathematics and science in a fun, theme-based competition. The competition consists of two parts: a 90-minute, 80-question multiple-choice test; and a 90-minute segment devoted to answering four open-ended questions.
The first test will be from 9:30–11 a.m. and the second test will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. From 1 – 2 p.m. teams will enjoy lunch in Whitney Commons followed by a short awards ceremony in Fabiani Theatre. Performance summaries will be given to each coach.
Teams can register online at www.jets.org/ by Feb. 6. Trine’s Dr. John Wagner, a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, coordinates JETS activities for the Allen School of Engineering & Technology. For more information, contact Dr. Wagner at 260.665.4226 or Deb Strong at 260.665.4815 or 260.665.4190.