The 2020 TEAMS competitions take place between February 5th and March 8th. Teams of four to eight students compete at a local host site or at their own school for competition day and state awards. Top-ranking state teams are invited to compete for Best in Nation.
This one-day, three-part competition includes:
- Design/Build—Teams design and build a solution to an engineering challenge.
- Multiple Choice—Teams use math and science skills to solve real-world engineering challenges.
- Essay—Teams research and write an in-depth essay submitted electronically prior to their competition day.
Focused on a theme each year, original academic and innovative concepts are developed for the TEAMS competition based on the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Tackling these challenges requires critical job-readiness skills such as collaboration, analytical thinking, and multi-dimensional problem-solving. The theme for 2020 is “Engineering in the Wild.”
TEAMS is open to all interested middle school and high school students. Teams compete at one of three levels: middle school, 9th/10th grade, or 11th/12th grade. Coaches may register their team(s) online in September.
Learn more about TEAMS in competition FAQs and Policies and Rules.