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TEAMS - Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science

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Describe the Activity: 

During this one-day competition, students apply math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real-world engineering challenges.

The 2017 TEAMS competition, “Engineering the Environment,” will explore areas such as energy efficiency, geothermal heatpumps and wastewater treatment.

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 multidimensional problem-solving.

Time Details: 

Team practices, regional one day competitions, and possibility of attending national competition.

Cost Details: 

Average of $25 per student.

People Details: 

Teams consist of 4-8 students and one adult coach.

Prize Details: 

Opportunity to attend the national TEAMS competitions.

Outcome of the Activity: 
TEAMS sparks excitement by: Providing an integrated STEM learning experience. Allowing students a unique inside look at problem solving from an engineer’s viewpoint. Increasing students’ self-confidence in solving complex problems while working on a team. Inspiring students to consider engineering majors and careers.
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