B.E.S.T. Academy High School competed in SECME Atlanta’s Annual Engineering Competition on Saturday, February 25, 2011. As part of the competition, students designed mouse trap cars according to specifications outlined by SECME, participated in team interviews, and created technical reports for the prototype created. As a result, B.E.S.T. students advanced to the National Competition Finals which will be hosted at the University of Alabama from June 26th until June 29 th. SECME Atlanta is sponsoring the winning Mousetrap Car teams for the Final Engineering Design Competition held as one of the capstone events at the Annual SECME Summer Institute. The National Engineering Design Competition will close with the Celebration of Student Success Awards and a Scholarship Recognition Program.
Congratulations and good luck to Jabir Donaldson, Niegel Ligon, Jr., Reginald McGee, Jr., Jabari Booker, Marcus Strickland, Kaleb Anderson, and Team Coordinator, Sheryl Neely as they compete for the National award!
SECME’s mission is to prepare students to enter and complete post-secondary studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce. Each year SECME identifies science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities to improve student performance and outcomes in the form of competitions with a special emphasis on engineering design concepts. These activities are built into SECME programs throughout the school year culminating in Local, Regional and National Competitions.
Regional Competitions are coordinated and sponsored primarily by SECME member universities who work directly with one or more school systems in their state or region. All first place State/Regional competition winners compete in the National Competition Finals.