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IMSA Team Wins 1st Place in 2012 TEAMS Engineering Competition

A team of IMSA students won first place in Illinois in the Technology Student Association's 2012 TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) engineering competition.

The IMSA team (Grades 9-10 Division) of Abhishek Sethi, Saurabh Kumar, Advith Chelikani, Siva Gangavarapu, Will Xu, Srisha Kotlo, Sagar Punhani and Michae Zeng finished first out of 11 teams in Illinois.

IMSA students won 1st place in Illinois in the TEAMS engineering competition.

In the competition, teams of four to eight students solved complex mathematical problems and provided answers to bio-engineering questions related to this year's competition theme:  "Engineering Healthier Lives."

This year more than 1,000 high school teams in the nation participated in the TEAMS competion.  Preparation includes extensive theme-related research as well as mathematical problem solving.  Students in the competition have a strong interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and most plan to pursue a STEM career field.

In addition, another IMSA team (Grades 11-12 Division) finished fourth out of 48 teams in Illinois and 39th out of 814 teams nationally. Team members included Nolan Maloney, Webster Guan, Peter Lu, Eric Ordonez, Stanley Yuan, Saieesh Rao, Ted Li and Andrew Ta. 

Like other TSA competitions and programs, TEAMS is designed to encourage more students to pursue engineering by having them learn and experience how engineering impacts everyday life and how engineers help solve social and community problems. 

The IMSA teams were coached by IMSA Science Faculty Member Peter Clancy.

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