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College hosts annual high school engineering competition

March 1, 2017

A student uses a robotic arm to move a bottle of water onto a target.

Students designed and built a robotic arm to move a sealed water bottle onto a target as part of the TEAMS competition at CCRI.

As part of National Engineer's Week, high school students from across Rhode Island and Connecticut visited the Community College of Rhode Island on Saturday, Feb. 25, for the 2017 TEAMS Competition and a tour of the Knight Campus in Warwick. 

TEAMS – Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science – is an annual competition giving high school students the opportunity to discover their engineering potential. Teams from Rhode Island and Connecticut participated in the competition, working collaboratively to solve real-world engineering challenges, applying math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways.

CCRI hosted 50 students for TEAMS, which focused this year on "Engineering the Environment."  To compete, students completed an 80-question, multiple-choice test, then designed and built a robotic arm that had to move a sealed water bottle onto a target.

Trophies were awarded to the top three teams.

  • First place: Bacon Academy, grades 11 and 12, Colchester, Connecticut
  • Second place: Fairchild Wheeler Inter-District Magnet High School, grades 9 and 10, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Third place: Bacon Academy, grades 9 and 10, Colchester, Connecticut

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Last Updated: 3/1/17