Penn’s Team 2 placed fifth in digital media.
Penn High School students earned two Top 5 placements in the national TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) held June 28-July 2, 2019, at National Harbor near Washington, D.C.
Penn’s 11/12 Team 1 placed fifth in the nation in design/build. Seunghoon Sun served as captain of the team, and members included Courtney Sharpe, Elisabeth Casetti, Ricky Chapple, Ian Coates, Rajeev Datta, Philipp Roehm and Zach Simon.
Penn’s 11/12 Team 2 placed fifth in the nation in digital media. Rebecca Mattson served as captain of the team, and members included Mia Schwartz, Darby Kwan, Celine Wang, Karen Wang, John Donaruma, Hamid Al-Fadhl and Noah Lang.
“Penn can be very proud of all 46 students that we sent to this national competition,” TEAMS advisor Becky Tagliaferri said. “This is one of the most rigorous engineering competitions in the nation. It has been my pleasure to coach these amazing students.
“Penn can be proud that we have placed in the top 10 in at least one category every year since 2013 when this competition was reformulated under the umbrella of the Technology Student Association.”
Penn’s Team 1 faced a rigorous challenge in the design build competition. The team was given 90 minutes to program an autonomous vehicle to navigate a course and avoid obstacles.
Penn’s Team 2 also faced a rigorous challenge in the digital media competition. The team had to present a digital media product to promote autonomous vehicles in their hometown. Here is the video link: https://youtu.be/cMfzGfgoHOc