TEAMS 10th Grade Team

Upper School Students Excel in TEAMS Competition

Upper School students finished in first and second place in their respective divisions at the annual TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition on February 13. The 2016 TEAMS competition, “Engineering the Tools of Innovation,” explored tools engineers use in areas such as space exploration, effective manufacturing and microscopy.
The concepts are developed for the TEAMS competition based on the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Tackling these challenges requires critical job-readiness skills such as collaboration, analytical thinking, and multidimensional problem-solving.

During this one-day competition, students apply math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real-world engineering challenges.

MICDS team results are as follows: 12th grade – 1st place, 11/12 level; 11th grade – 2nd place, 11/12 level; 10th grade – 1st place in the division and 1st place in the 9/10 level; and 9th grade – 2nd place, 9/10 level. The students are coached by Upper School Science Teachers Michael Black and Sarah Tolch.

Congratulations to everyone.

12th Grade Team
Brittany Calkins
Sarah Finlay
Nicole Howard
Josh Levinson
Amann Qasi (an 11th grader)
Tyler Raclin
Allison Tielking
Lily Xu

11th Grade Team
Jack Baumstark
Rohit Chouhan
Alex Curylo
Isabella Fox
Caroline Dong
Shane Isaak
Vignesh Janardhanam
Jacob Platin

10th Grade Team
Atri Bhattacharyya
Ross Buchman
Richik Chakraborty
Leigh Dennis
Alexander Donovan
Bobby Loomis
Campbell Schafer
Sruthi Sripada

9th Grade Team
Julia Amato
Jack Cai
Mahi Gangavarapu
Haniya Habib
Daniel Hochberg
Mimi Klahr
Rida Qazi