Apr 14, 2022

FHSU student organization 3-peats as national champs

Posted Apr 14, 2022 10:15 AM
HSU’s national championship TEECA team and its sponsors.
HSU’s national championship TEECA team and its sponsors.

FHSU University Communications

Fort Hays State University’s chapter of Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) continued its dominance in national competition this spring.

At last month’s annual International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) conference in Orlando, Fla., FHSU won three of the five nationally recognized individual events to claim co-championship all-around honors with Purdue University. With that performance, Fort Hays State became the ITEEA’s first three-peat national champion.

Tiger Nation has placed in the top three in the all-around every year (including four firsts) since that category was added to the competition in 2017. Fort Hays State has won 36 individual events in its 37 years of attending the national event.

This year, FHSU placed first in live manufacturing, communications team video, and teaching lesson and STEM showcase. FHSU also placed third in the robotics competition but did not field a team in the problem-solving category.

FHSU was chosen for the Outstanding Chapter Award, while two Tigers also were recognized with individual honors.

Micah Nuss, president of Fort Hays State’s TEECA chapter, was chosen for the Don Maley Spirit of Excellence Outstanding Undergraduate Student Citation. Eric Deneault, associate professor of applied technology, was honored as the Distinguished Technology and Engineering Professional.

FHSU’s top national finishers:

VEX Robotics - third

Chunlin (Allan) Feng, Beijing, China

Emma-Rose Gilbert, Ellis

Jay Jarboe, Topeka

Sanghoon Lee, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Seung-Gu Lee, Seoul, South Korea

Kyron Saunders, Gardner

 Sijia (Cathy) Cui, Nanjing, China

Letian (Tony) Tang, Jiangsu, China

Kaijie (Jackie) Wen, Dongguan, Guangdong, China

Live manufacturing - first

Jordan Boone, Great Bend

Owen Casey, Valley Center

Jerry Hoffman, Hays

Brecken Leeds, Hays

Micah Nuss, Russell

Communications - first

Sergio (Ale) Alba-Garcia, Salina

Harrison Brent, Hays

Efrain Flores, Garden City

Teaching lesson and STEM showcase – first

Zach Peach, La Crosse