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Chamblee High and Gwinnett School of Math Science named "Best in State"
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Chamblee High and Gwinnett School of Math Science named "Best in State"

Gwinnett County, GA --  (submitted by Carway Communications) Students from Chamblee High School in DeKalb County and Gwinnett School of Math Science and Technology in Gwinnett County have been named “Best in State” winners in Georgia in the Junior Engineering Technical Society’s (JETS) 2011 TEAMS competition.  These award-winning ninth to 12th graders worked to solve the global energy “supply and demand” problem highlighted by the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill and current events in the Middle East.   

The Chamblee students were named the top 9/10 grade level team, while Gwinnett students took the top 11/12 grade prize.  As “Best in State” winners, the two teams receive award banners, medals and certificates and will now vie for national awards to be announced in May.

With the 2011 theme, “Smarter Energy, Cleaner Planet,” the Gwinnett students tackled these issues at the University of Georgia on February 23 while the Chamblee students competed remotely on March 12.  They were among more than 10,000 TEAMS participants from communities around the country who experienced first-hand how engineers are involved in addressing the global energy issue.

“Congratulations to Georgia’s ‘Best in State’ winners.  We at JETS are enormously proud of your ability and willingness to offer solutions for diversifying the U.S. energy supply, defending our energy infrastructure and identifying existing and new technologies to make our homes, vehicles, buildings and industries more energy efficient and our environment cleaner,” said Linda Snow-Solum, JETS president. 

Like the other signature JETS programs, the purpose of TEAMS is to encourage more American students to pursue engineering by showing them how engineering impacts everyday life and how engineers help solve social and community problems.

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