Harker Engineering Teams Win Both National Titles in Prestigious TEAMS ContestBy William Cracraft | May. 23, 2012
Harker teams swept the TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) National Finals for 2012 in both grades 9-10 and grades 11-12 categories. The 2012 challenge had students working on engineering problems involving health care and medicine. Harker’s grade 11-12 team accumulated 156 out of a possible 176 points, finishing just a few points ahead of the second, third and fourth place teams. In the Level 9-10 bracket, Harker edged the second place team by a single point with 138 points. Read more about the exciting April preliminary results.
TEAMS is an annual high school competition challenging students to work collaboratively, applying math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real engineering problems. Focused on a theme each year, original academic and innovative concepts are developed for the competition based on the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges. The challenges require job-readiness skills such as teamwork, analytical thinking and multidimensional problem-solving.
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