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ONU to host TEAMS engineering competition

Feb 22, 2012

Ohio Northern University will host 23 area high schools and nearly 500 students for the annual TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) engineering competition in ONU Sports Center on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9 a.m.

The TEAMS competition helps students, in grades nine through 12, discover their potential for engineering. These students use math, science and 21st-century learning skillsto solve real everyday working challenges. The 2012 competition focuses on the “Grand Challenges for Engineering” as set forth by the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges for advancing health informatics and developing better medicines.

The competition will take place in two sections. Part one will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and part two will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided for students, coaches, and bus drivers, and the award ceremony will start at 1:30 p.m.

During the event, students will get a firsthand look at how engineers shape our world and how they can become part of the solution for everyday challenges.The competition also aims to increase student confidence about their ability to participate in engineering projects and solve problems, as well as remove social barriers and negative attitudes about engineering across all audiences, including females, African Americans, and Latino/Hispanic Americans.