VERO BEACH — The Saint Edward’s JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) Varsity Team A ranked 1st in the State and 3rd in the Nation in Division 1, out of 107 teams competing in this division.
Seniors Linh Nguyen, and Darian Hadjiabadi of Vero Beach, Cory Quinlan of Sebastian, Ryan Slater of Stuart and Juniors Paul Colella of Vero Beach and Ethan Klein of Port Saint Lucie made up the Saint Edward’s winning team.
Overall 907 teams competed from all over the United States. JETS TEAMS competition is a 3- hour teamed effort which utilizes Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics concepts to solve engineering problems facing society today.
According to their web site, “The JETS TEAMS program is an annual high school competition challenging students to work collaboratively and apply their math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real everyday engineering challenges. After participating in TEAMS, students increase their knowledge of engineering, feel more confident about participating in engineering activities and increase their ability to work with others to solve complex problems.”
The program’s goal is to foster STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) literacy in effective ways, and across a broader range of young people. The TEAMS Competition helps develop “STEM-capable” students in an engaging way by showing them how math and science with an engineering focus, are used to make tangible differences in the world.