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Union Hosts Engineering Competition

JACKSON, Tenn.March 15, 2003 – Union University’s Department of Engineering hosted the local TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) Competition Saturday, March 15.

Jackson’s South Side High School placed first in the competition, bringing home a $1000 prize. The team is coached by Brian Branch and includes students Shannon Strain, Kris Gordon, Joshua Elder, Rynae Curry, Ben Gordon, Ryan Williams and Joseph Manley.

Dyersburg High School took second place and a $750 prize. The team consists of students John McLaughlin III, John Houston, Patrick Godwin, Ryan Johnston, Andrew Wright, Laura Fisher, Amber Davis and Alex Frey and is coached by Wanda Robertson. Sponsored by TBDN, the competition tests students’ ability to answer questions and develop possible plans of action for real life engineering projects such as roadways, satellites and hybrid electric vehicles.

TBDN representative Bryan Everette encouraged the students to pursue engineering. “Engineers make people’s dreams become reality,” he said.

Union University’s Department of Engineering provides a solid engineering education built on a strong liberal arts and science foundation, preparing students for successful careers or advanced studies in engineering. The program offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with specialties in mechanical or electrical engineering, and each student has the opportunity to participate in internship and mentoring programs.

For more information on Union’s engineering program, contact Don Van at (731) 661-5534.


Media contact: Chris Allen, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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