Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
The Technology Student Association (TSA) has announced this year’s high school winners in the annual national TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition. With the theme, “Engineering Healthier Lives,” this one-day competition was held between February 12 and March 13 in high schools and on university campuses across the nation.
Applying math, science and engineering concepts to solve bio-medical problems, the winning students for both TEAM levels, 9th and 10th grades, and 11th and 12th grades, are from The Harker School in San Jose, California. Several teams tied for second and third place, visit http://teams.tsaweb.org/teams/index.html for complete state, divisional and national score results. The 2012 winners competed against more than 1,000 teams from 42 states, as well as Taiwan and Turkey.
TSA Executive Director, Rosanne White said, “We would like to thank all the TEAMS students, coaches and schools for their participation in the 2012 event and we would like to recognize the top winners for their superior achievement. With the support of more than 130 colleges, universities, schools and corporations that served as our competition host sites, TSA is able to introduce students to the role that engineering careers have in our society and offer them a chance to discover their potential for the profession. Special thanks to the educators, organizers and schools for hosting these events.”
Like other TSA programs, the purpose of TEAMS is to encourage more students to pursue an engineering career. The TEAMS participants learned how engineering impacts everyday life and how engineers help solve social and community problems.
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). TEAMS is one of several STEM programs offered by TSA. Membership in TSA includes over 180,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states. TSA partners with universities and other organizations to promote diverse STEM competitions and opportunities for students and teachers. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with providing a positive influence in their lives.