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Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition
Date:1/15/2014

Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014

Two champions of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education have continued their sponsorship of an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to stimulate interest in, and access to, innovative STEM study. The competition presents students with real-world problems experienced by engineers.

TEAMS: Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Sciences is a program administered by the Technology Student Association (TSA). TEAMS provides hands-on STEM enrichment allowing students to imagine creative, practical solutions to genuine engineering challenges.

This year’s theme is “Engineering Tomorrow’s Cities.” Nationwide, more than 1,000 teams of students will meet for one day during the competition window between February 10 and March 22, 2014. Teams will answer multiple choice and essay questions reflecting scenarios based on the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges for Engineering “restore and improve urban infrastructure.”

Students will explore the impact that engineers can have in the urban design process. Participants will consider solutions to challenges involving the future of the electrical grid, green space planning, pollution control, sustainability, transportation, and waterway/sewer system development. Team responses are scored, and teams are ranked at t
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