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High School TEAMS Earn Honors in Engineering Competition at UNL

By Carole Wilbeck

TEAMS 09 Winners

Congratulations to Omaha's Creighton Prep students who earned top overall honors in Nebraska's TEAMS competition:

Tom Belatti, senior; Nick Davis, junior; Thomas Gilgenast, junior; Tomas Huerta, senior; Jeffmin Lin, sophomore; Tyler Nelsen, senior; Brian Nevole, senior; and Jim Owens, senior.

In the 2009 Tests of Engineering Aptitude Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition among high school students, conducted February 25 by the UNL College of Engineering, several schools took top honors.

This program of the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) is a day-long competition of engineering challenges, illustrating how science and math principles, along with creativity and innovation, are applied to the real world of engineering. This year's competition focused on "Behind the Scenes: Theme Parks." The Nebraska competition had 26 TEAMS compete from 17 different schools.

The 2009 TEAMS winners at UNL were:

Junior Varsity
  • 3rd place: Blair High School
  • 2nd place: Omaha North High Magnet Team A
  • 1st place: Omaha North High Magnet Team B

  • 3rd place: Blair High School
  • 2nd place: Lincoln Southwest High School Team B
  • 1st place: Creighton Prep High School

The TEAMS 2009 Nebraska overall winner was Creighton Prep High School.

Beyond demonstrating their engineering aptitude, qualifying TEAMS will also go on to compete for a $5,000 grand prize for the top performing TEAMS group at the national level.

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