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


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 April. High-ranking state teams at each level will be invited to compete virtually in the National TEAMS Competition.