LU engineering competition

2011 JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) TEAMS Engineering Competition:

The Liberty University (LU) School of Engineering and Computational Sciences (SECS) will host the JETS TEAMS engineering competition on Thursday, February 24, 2011.

TEAMS is an annual theme-based, academic “pencil & paper” competition giving students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to use the practical applications of math and science to answer engineering questions about everyday world challenges. The 2011 theme is “Smarter Energy. Cleaner Planet” where students will tackle energy and the global need for diversification, efficiency, security and ecological sustainability.

Students will discuss questions among themselves and provide their best response collectively (open-book, open-note, open discussion format). All participating students will receive certificates, EXPLORE booklets, and t-shirts. There will also be various door prizes given out.

All regional high schools and home schooled youth are invited to participate. Teams are comprised of 4 to 8 students and one adult coach. There are two competition levels (9th/10th grade; 11th/12th grade) with questions posed according to age group. For schools, there are also separate competition levels based on 12th grade enrollment or Selective admission. There are two additional and separate competition levels for Home Schools and Groups (e.g., YMCA, Boy/Girl Scouts).

Previous competition sets are available so students and coaches can practice to help identify the strength and skills of their team. JETS suggests that coaches and students meet three to four times before the competition.


9:15 -9:45 am |  Arrival & Check-in; Meet & Greet; breakfast snacks
9:45 – 10 am |  Welcome and competition instructions
10 – 11:30 am |  Part 1 (80 multiple choice questions); Coaches meeting
11:30 am – 12:30 pm |  Lunch (provided by SECS)
12:30 – 2 pm |  Part 2 (8 open-ended questions)
2 – 2:30 pm |  Awards
2:30 pm |  Dismissal

Registration and Cost:

  • $150 per team (i.e., $18.75 – $37.50 per student).
  • Register online until February 14, 2011.

Lynchburg, Virginia: Liberty University, Executive Dining Room in Reber-Thomas Dining Hall (Building #63 on Campus Map)

Contact Liberty University (LU) School of Engineering and Computational Sciences (SECS) at (434) 592-7150 or with any questions or to request more information.

Learn more about JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society), TEAMS and the competition: Download the 2011 brochure (PDF)

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