Wyoming Seminary Team Wins Wilkes University Engineering Olympics 2015
The team from Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa., beat out 10 other high school teams from throughout northeast and eastern Pennsylvania to take top honors in Wilkes University’s annual Engineering Olympics. The 2015 event was held on March 27 in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center The winning team’s members each will receive a $1,000 scholarship annually for four years if they attend Wilkes – a grand total of up to $40,000 in scholarship money.
Second place honors went to the team from West Scranton High School with third place going to the students from Meyers High School in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.
The Engineering Olympics aims to excite and inform high schools students about the engineering profession and give them an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. Schools compete in five hands-on activities in environmental, electrical and mechanical engineering fields.
The event is sponsored by the University’s engineering departments, Student Government and the Wilkes chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
In addition to the winning schools, other participants in the Engineering Olympics came from high schools in Lehighton, Pittston Area, Dunmore Area, Greater Nanticoke Area, Area, Hamburg Area, Forest City Regional, Solanco and Hazleton Area school districts.
The winning team from Wyoming Seminary, pictured below, includes, from left to right, Satyasaran Sreeharikesan, Hunter Hughes, Stefan Olsen, Joseph Gaudino, Jarod Godlewski, Kevin Platt, Lina Tori Jan, James Lyle, Yueqi Guan, Lisa, Kuai and teacher Anderson Calderon.