Students compete for regional honors

Nearly ninety students from seven different high schools recently spent the day at Penn State Wilkes-Barre competing for regional, state, and national recognition. Students from grades 9-12 participated in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science or TEAMS competition. The Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) sponsors this one day, two-part event, which challenges high school students to work together as a team, and apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world engineering scenarios. Competitions are held on college and university campuses across the country and inspire creativity, team-work, critical thinking, and peer-to-peer cooperation.

The local event was held under the direction of John Barnes, Admissions Officer at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and TEAMS Regional Coordinator. The JETS TEAMS competition introduces various engineering disciplines to over 14,000 students from across the nation. The program is an exceptional way for students to learn about and prepare for future careers in Engineering.

The 2009 regional award winners were:

1. Wyoming Area High School.
2. Wyoming Valley West High School.
3. Dallas High School.

For more information contact Mark Gregorio at 570-675-9269 or e-mail Gregorio at [email protected].