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During state-level competitions, teams of four to eight students collaborate on the following components:


TEAMS Design Build

Using designated materials, teams are allotted 75 minutes to complete a hands-on design challenge related to the annual competition theme. A materials list is posted in the TEAMS coach online account. All team members participate in the Design/Build.

Multiple Choice

TEAMS Multiple ChoiceHigh school teams may take up to 90 minutes to solve 80 Multiple Choice questions focused on eight engineering scenarios related to the annual theme. Middle school teams are allotted 60 minutes to solve 40 Multiple Choice questions.


TEAMS EssayEach team researches and writes an in-depth Essay, then submits the Essay electronically prior to the onsite competition.