TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) is a one-day competition for students in middle and high school that allows them to apply their knowledge of skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to issues facing our global society. Focused on an annual theme, original academic and innovative concepts are developed for the competition based on the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges. Engaging in the challenges requires critical job-readiness skills such as teamwork, analytical thinking, and multi-dimensional problem solving.


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How TEAMS works:

  • Teams of 4 to 8 students work together in this three-part competition involving multiple-choice questions, an essay, and a design/build challenge based on themes highlighted by the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges.
  • The competitions occur at a host university or at your own school during the competition window, February 112h–March 18th.
  • Recognition includes participation certificates and state and national awards.
  • Top ranking teams qualify to compete in the national TEAMS competitions, scheduled to be held during the national TSA conference, June 22nd–26th, in Atlanta, GA.

TSA chapters can receive a 30% discount off of the $150 national TEAMS registration fee by using the TSA discount code provided when a TSA chapter affiliates.

Questions? Contact Sandy Honour, TEAMS Manager or Cindy Donahue, TEAMS Project Manager.