Other Competitions

  • 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. Engaging in the challenges requires critical job-readiness skills such as teamwork, analytical thinking, and multi-dimensional problem solving.
  • The TSA VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) and the TSA VEX IQ Challenge (VEX IQ) each provide students with a hands-on, co-curricular competition for learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). These events complement the existing technology-related competitions offered by the Technology Student Association (TSA).   The format of the TSA VEX competitions is designed to provide students with the same action-packed experience of VEX events and enable team members to participate in other national TSA conference competitions and activities.
  • Junior Solar Sprint–Supported by the US Army since 2001, Junior Solar Sprint offers resources to empower teachers, mentors, and other community members to engage 5th-8th grade youth in the designing, building, and racing of model solar cars. Through JSS, students develop teamwork and problem solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on STEM skills to build the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle possible. JSS challenges students to use scientific know-how, creative thinking, experimentation and teamwork.  The online resources for Junior Solar Sprint includes educational materials, supplementary instructional videos, connections to outside resources, and ‘how to’ guides to implement curriculum and races – everything needed for a teacher or mentor to bring Junior Solar Sprint to youth in their community.