Students Place in Regional TEAMS Competition

Two teams of Fox Chapel Area High School students placed in the 2017 Pennsylvania Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition. The team of juniors Karissa Becer, Wonho Kang, Albert Liu, and Bridget Wang and sophomores Arnav Gupta, Zachary Lakkis, Brian Mulhern, and Ziya Xu won first place in the 11/12 category. The first place team in the 9/10 category included sophomores Daniel Andrud, Justin Breen, Kristen Friday, Nathaniel Roe, and Annika Urban and freshmen Jackson Boychuk, David Shin, and Aaron Wu. The scores of both teams have now been sent to the state Technology Student Association (TSA) to be judged for possible inclusion in the national TSA competition.

The regional competition was held February 23 at Pine-Richland High School. The competition is a TSA-sponsored event and consists of a 1,000-word essay, 80 multiple choice questions, and a design/build section. During the event, students apply math and science knowledge in practical and creative ways to solve real-world engineering challenges. Students must employ the engineering design process to complete problems and demonstrate their solutions.