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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. The 2019 National TEAMS Competition, featuring the theme "The Engineering Brain," was held during the 2019 National TSA Conference, June 28–July 2, near Washington, D.C.  See the 2019 rankings here.

Focused on an annual theme, TEAMS 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. See the TEAMS photo album and watch the TEAMS video.

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 2020 National TEAMS Competition, which will be held during the 2020  National TSA Conference in Nashville, TN.

See the TEAMS 2018 National Rankings.

Questions? Email Jenn Glover, TEAMS manager.