Archmere TEAMS Place First in Delaware, Third and Fifth Nationally
Archmere students took home first place for this year's Delaware state Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition. The goal of TEAMS is to have students work collaboratively to develop practical and creative solutions to real world engineering problems. High school teams that rank 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Best in State rankings or that achieve a minimum combined score are eligible to compete in the national TEAMS competitions. The Archmere 9/10 team placed third nationally, and the 11/12 team placed fifth.
What is TEAMS? Prior to the competition, each team researched and wrote an essay on how the use of robotics could be expanded to address the imbalance of supply and demand as a result of the pandemic. During the competition, each team took a test on this topic, and then in the design build challenge they created a solution to the challenge using common household items.
9/10 Grade Level
Freshman/Sophomore: Congratulations to the 9/10 Team B for first place in Delaware and Team A for second place. Team B placed 3rd nationally out of 30 teams in Division 2 and tied for 2nd place on the multiple choice portion of the competition.
1st Place Team - TEAM B: Austin Curtis, Clare O’Dwyer, Sydney Vakili, Natalie Guildea
2nd Place Team - TEAM A: Jessica Grier, Helen Qi, Rui Chang, Alex Chen
11/12 Grade Level
Junior/Senior: Congratulations to the 11/12 Team A for first place in Delaware and Team B for second place. Team A placed 5th nationally out of 50 teams in Division 2 and tied with three other teams for 1st place on the essay portion of the competition.
1st Place Team - TEAM A: Simi Edeki, Ryana Rajesh, Mandy Jiang, Carter Kowalski
2nd Place Team - TEAM B: Olivia MacMillan, Alexandra Harrington, Colleen McCann, Peyton Kennedy