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