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Nebraska schools earn honors in TEAMS engineering competition at UNL

Fifteen Nebraska high schools competed in a national competition with emphasis on science and math for solving real-world problems.

On Feb. 17, the UNL College of Engineering hosted the 2011 Tests of Engineering Aptitude Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition, conducted by the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS).

The day-long competition at UNL was sponsored by the Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers (NeSPE) and focused this year on opportunities and solutions related to global energy issues.

Top 2011 finishers at UNL were grouped by grade level and school population size:

REGIONAL OVERALL STANDINGS:

9th/10th Grade Overall - Part 1 exam
1st Place - Tie: Elkhorn South High School TEAM A and TEAM B
2nd Place - Omaha North High Magnet - TEAM A
3rd Place - Elkhorn High School
Honorable Mention - Omaha North High Magnet - TEAM B

11th/12th Grade Overall - Part 1 exam
1st Place - Creighton Prep
2nd Place - Blair High School
3rd Place - Bellevue East High School
Honorable Mention - Elkhorn High School

REGIONAL DIVISION STANDINGS

Open Admission 11th/12th Grade Division 1
1st Place – Tie: Chambers Public High School and Centennial Public High School
2nd Place – Shelby Public High School
3rd Place – Oakland-Craig High School
Honorable Mentions: Tekamah-Herman High School, Osceola Public School and Winside High School

Open Admission 11th/12th Grade Division 3
1st Place – Blair High School

Selective Admission 11th/12th Grade Division 4
1st Place- Creighton Prep School

Open Admission 11th/12th Grade Division 7
1st Place – Elkhorn High School

Open Admission 11th/12th Grade Division 9
1st Place - Bellevue East High School
2nd Place - Lincoln North Star High School
3rd Place - Bellevue West High School

Open Admission 11th/12th Grade Division 11
1st Place – Omaha North High Magnet – TEAM A
2nd Place – Omaha North High Magnet – TEAM B

Open Admission 9th/10th Grade Division 1
1st Place – Shelby Public School
2nd Place – Oakland-Craig Public School
3rd Place – Tekamah-Herman High School
Honorable mention – Centennial Public school

Open Admission 9th/10th Grade Division 5
1st Place – Tie: Elkhorn South High School TEAM A and Elkhorn South High School TEAM B

Open Admission 9th/10th Grade Division 7
1st Place – Elkhorn High School Open Admission

9th/10th Grade Division 11
1st Place – Omaha North High Magnet TEAM A
2nd Place – Omaha North High Magnet TEAM B

According to Rena Becker, director of recruitment with Nebraska Engineering, top scores from this event proceed to the national level, where the competition’s grand prize includes $2,500 cash, a team trophy, student medals and certificates.