Texas A&M University to host Ten80 National STEM League finals
Posted February 6, 2019 by Toni Cerbo
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY. – Ten80 Education (Ten80) is pleased to announce a collaboration with the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, which is consistently ranked among the nation’s top public engineering programs, in support of the Ten80 National STEM League (NSL).
Just a stone’s throw from Houston—deep in the heart of the Lone Star State—cars, rovers and drones will take over the Student Recreation Center on April 27-28, 2019, for the 12th annual NSL Finals Showcase and Competition at Texas A&M.
“We are incredibly excited to partner with the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University,” said Terri Stripling, CEO and president of Ten80. “The NSL engages the imagination to pursue the STEM disciplines and the innovative spirit to turn ideas into realities. This aligns well with the all-encompassing immersive and creative environment at Texas A&M to create real-world opportunities and prepare students for successful careers as leaders of technological innovation.”
Students who are involved in Ten80’s competitive student challenges develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The STEM challenges help middle and high school students fast track math, science and engineering proficiency through higher-order thinking while igniting creativity and enthusiasm. Students also practice communicating and collaborating as a team while using ingenuity and critical thinking to solve problems. The NSL finals is the culmination of these yearlong programs in which Ten80 racing, rover and UAV student teams think innovatively about how engineering performance and emerging technologies can improve personal, academic and professional pursuits.
“We know students who learn about engineering concepts and careers while they are young are more likely to consider pursuing an engineering degree in college. Being selected to host the NSL finals is a great honor and a perfect opportunity to introduce future engineers to our great program,” said Cindy Lawley, assistant vice chancellor for academic and outreach programs at Texas A&M Engineering. “Our Spark! engineering education outreach program team—along with our engineering students, faculty and staff—look forward to the opportunity to engage with and mentor secondary school students while highlighting all that Texas A&M has to offer.”
Major sponsorship provided by Mouser Electronics, a Texas-based global company that’s part of the Berkshire Hathaway family.
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About the Texas A&M University College of Engineering
With more than 600 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 19,000 students, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering is the second-largest engineering school in the country. The college is ranked seventh in both graduate studies and undergraduate programs, and second in research expenditures among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 14 departments ranked in the Top 10.
Mouser, a leading authorized distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, is an avid supporter of educational programs that teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to today’s students.