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TEAMS Competitors 1The one-day TEAMS state competitions take place at more than 150 locations nationwide in February and March through a partnership with high school educators, universities, corporations, and professional organizations. More than 10,000 students will compete during the competition window—vying for day, division, and state rankings and awards.

TEAMS helps to:

  • increase student knowledge about what engineers do and their impact on society.
  • introduce students to new academic concepts through real-world applications.
  • foster creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and problem solving skills.
  • bolster student confidence about their ability to participate in engineering projects and to solve problems.

Coaches may register for state competitions beginning in September. Teams may compete at sites including their own school, a neighboring school, or a nearby host site.

State-level rankings are provided for each of the three competition components: Essay, Multiple Choice, and Design/Build. “Best in State” rankings are determined by combining all three of these scores. “Best in State” awards for the highest ranking teams in each state are announced in early May. The highest-ranking state teams at each level will be invited (at their own expense) to compete in the National TEAMS Competition at the National TSA Conference

Learn more in the TEAMS brochure and video.