TEAMS Best in Nation Honors Announced

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Middle and high school students recognized after competing in national STEM conference.

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The Technology Student Association (TSA) hosted the national TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition at the national TSA conference June 28 – July 2 in Orlando, Florida. TEAMS is an opportunity for students to apply math and science knowledge to real-world engineering problems by working collaboratively. Student teams that placed in the top four at the state level competition were invited to compete for the Best in Nation honor at the national TSA conference. Thirty-five teams competed at the national conference in the three-part competition that consisted of written, oral and problem-solving components.

Competing to solve problems concerning cyberspace security, this year’s winners were St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, TX for grades 11/12, HSFT from Cupertino, CA for grades 9/10, and Epic Einsteins from Centreville, VA for grades 6/7/8. These 2013 national competitors were among more than 1,100 teams that competed for Best in State honors last spring.

“This year marked the first time that TEAMS participants have had the opportunity to compete at a national venue with other competitors from around the United States. TSA is pleased to have hosted this rigorous pre-engineering competition and looks forward to continuing to provide this unique STEM competition at the local, state and national level,” said National TSA Executive Director Rosanne White.

The achievements of all the TEAMS participants exemplify STEM learning and its application to engineering problem-solving. These are the students who will lead the way to engineering innovation in our nation.
The 2014 national TEAMS competition will be held at the national TSA conference in Washington, D.C. June 27 – July 1, 2014. The competition theme for 2014 is “Engineering Tomorrow’s Cities.” More information about TEAMS can be found at

Like other TSA programs, the purpose of TEAMS is to encourage more American students to pursue engineering by showing them how engineering impacts everyday life and how engineers help solve social and community problems.

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