FHSU student organization three-time national champion



By FHSU University Communications

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

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

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

This year, FHSU placed first in Live Manufacturing, Communication Team Video, 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 were also recognized with individual accolades.

Fort Hays State TEECA Chapter President Micah Nuss was chosen for the Don Maley Spirit of Excellence Outstanding Undergraduate Student Citation. Eric Deneault, Associate Professor of Applied Technology, was honored as Emeritus Professional in Technology and Engineering.

Top FHSU National Finalists:

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 – Premiere

Jordan Boone, big turn

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 – premiere

Zach Peach, La Crosse


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