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    The 2018 Annual Eastern Upper Peninsula Trig-Star Competition took place on May 2, in Sault Ste. Marie.  
     The annual Eastern Upper Peninsula Trig-Star Competition was held on May 2, 2018 at the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  The competition is sponsored by the EUP Mathematics and Science Center, EUP STEM Region, Great Lakes Surveying, and the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors. Jeff Davis, owner of Great Lakes Surveying has been sponsoring Trig-Star in our region for the past 15 years. 
    The Trig-Star competition is a national trigonometry competition open to high school students throughout the country. Trig-Star is designed to show students real world applications of trigonometry in the land surveying and engineering professions. Students from Brimley, Cedarville, and Sault Ste. Marie participated in this year's competition.  The assessment consists of 4 Trigonometry questions, and the student that has the highest score in the least amount of time is declared the EUP regional winner.  ALL districts in the Eastern UP are invited to attend. 
    TRIG Star Assessment
    Students hard at work on the Trig Star Assessment 
    This year, mathematics students from Brimley, Cedarville,and Sault Ste Marie schools participated.  After the competition in the morning, students had lunch together and then traveled to Precision Edge to learn how this local company makes high quality surgical tools and equipment.  This was a wonderful experience and gave students and teachers a unique perspective into how math is used in this real life application. 
    Presentation at Precision Edge      Precision Edge Plant Tour
     Discussion with Todd Fewins, President of Precision Edge                            Students touring the plant at Precision Edge
    Students learning how a milling machine works           Student picture at Precision Edge
     Students learning how surgical tools are milled                                  Students checking out the final surgical products
    CONGRATULATIONS to John Shackleton from Sault High School!  He was our EUP winner with the highest score.  John was awarded $100, and his score was submitted to compete in the statewide competition.  Everyone did a great job and our EUP schools were well represented by their students!
Last Modified on February 21, 2019