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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 global issues.

TEAMS Logo 2020The 2020 National TEAMS Competition, featuring the theme "Engineering in the Wild," will be held during the 2020 National TSA Conference, June 27–July 1, in Nashville, TN.

See the 2019 rankings from the 2019 National TEAMS Competition: The Engineering Brain, held during the 2019 National TSA Conference near Washington, D.C.

TEAMS AwardsTEAMS original academic and innovative concepts are developed for the competition based on the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges, requiring critical job readiness skills such as teamwork, analytical thinking, and multi-dimensional problem solving. See the TEAMS photo album and watch the TEAMS video.

TEAMS Competition

How does TEAMS work?

  • Teams of four to eight 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's Grand Challenges for Engineering.
  • The competitions occur at a host university or at your own school during the competition window in February and March.
  • Recognition includes participation certificates and state and national awards.
  • Top ranking teams qualify to compete in the National TEAMS Competition held each year during the National TSA Conference.

Questions? Email Jenn Glover, TEAMS manager.