IIT Main Campus hosted the TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition, an annual event is designed to help middle and high school students discover their potential for engineering, on March 8.
Using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) along with twenty-first century learning skills, students work collaboratively to problem solve real-world engineering challenges. The TEAMS competition is based on an annual theme. The theme for 2013 is “Engineering A Secure Cyberspace.”
More than 170 high school juniors and seniors with strong math and science skills converged on IIT Main Campus for the TEAMS competition. IIT representatives from Armour College of Engineering helped to promote IIT to prospective future engineers. After the competition, TEAMS participants enjoyed seeing IIT’s ACE Formula electric race cars. IIT students, Charles Currier and Manuel Madrigal showed two of IIT’s cars. TEAMS participants were impressed that IIT’s electric cars accelerate from 0–70 miles per hour in approximately three seconds, which is faster than a Porsche’s acceleration. Watch one of the cars in action:
A special thanks to all of the IIT employees and student volunteers who helped make TEAMS possible, especially IIT students Mohammed Bekkour and Jessica Castro for helping administer the TEAMS exams. View photos from the event on the School of Applied Technology Facebook page.
TEAMS Competition winners:
- 1st–Fenwick Team C
- 2nd–Evanston Team B
- 3rd–Evanston Team A
- 1st–University of Chicago Team A
- 2nd–Stevenson Team B
- 3rd–Stevenson Team A