“It is a great opportunity for students to learn more about engineering and find excitement in the engineering field,” declares UC JETS chair Becky Tudor.
Each year, UC hosts a national JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude Mathematics and Science) Test, a competition for High School students to put their critical thinking to the test.
On March 2, 2011, 61 teams from 34 different schools made up of over 500 students will be spending the day on campus competing in this test. Students will be coming from as far as Columbus and Kentucky, but we will also see some local competition in St. X, Mercy, McAuley, Anderson and Turpin.
The test is a 2-part endeavor that begins first with an 80 question multiple-choice test given to each team. The test will challenge the students’ knowledge a step above what a typical high school aptitude test would.
The second part is a problem based scenario that students are challenged to solve. Last year with the theme of ‘Water, water, everywhere’ students were faced with exploring how geological engineers, who possess certain skills, can provide safe drinking water to families and citizens of the world.