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


TEAMS Design Build

Using designated materials, teams work to complete a hands-on design challenge related to the annual competition theme. A materials list will be provided 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 60 minutes to solve 40 Multiple Choice questions focused on four engineering scenarios related to the annual theme. Middle school teams are allotted 90 minutes to solve 40 Multiple Choice questions.


TEAMS EssayEach team researches and writes an in-depth Essay, then submits the Essay electronically before the start of the competition. Middle school essays are due January 29th. High school essays are due January 31st.