Join the TEAMS Competition for Students

TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) is a one-day competition for students in middle and high school that allows them to apply their knowledge of skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to issues facing our global society.

Focused on an annual theme, original academic and innovative concepts are developed for the competition based on the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges.

Requirements for the TEAMS Competition

Engaging in the challenges requires critical job-readiness skills such as teamwork, analytical thinking, and multidimensional problem-solving. In 2016, students explored optics, genomics, and space exploration topics.

TEAMS competition information can be found here.

Register for the TEAMS Competition:


How TEAMS Works

  • Teams of 4 to 8 students worked together to answer multiple-choice and short essay questions based on a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge theme. The 2016 competition included optics, space, and genomics topics.
  • The competitions occurred at a host university or your school during the competition window, February 8 – March 20.
  • Recognition included participation certificates and state and national awards.
  • Top-ranking teams qualified to compete in the national TEAMS competitions, scheduled during the national TSA conference, June 28 – July 2, in Nashville, TN.

TSA chapters can receive a 30% discount off the $125 national TEAMS registration fee using the TSA discount code provided when TSA chapter affiliates.