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Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) is an annual competition for high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering.

The competition challenges students to work in groups to solve real world engineering scenarios that they study throughout the school year. Successful teams must apply their math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve these real-world engineering challenges. Scenarios focus on topics relative to today’s society and change yearly. Previous topics have been energy efficiency, flood control, computer security, environmental protection, cancer treatments, air transportation, life support systems, and ice cream manufacturing.


  • Work in teams using your classroom knowledge to solve real world problems
  • Learn about the engineering career and the rigor it entails
  • Be a part of a winning tradition (10 state championships in the last 18 years)


  • Weekly morning meetings from November through March to study the scenarios.
  • Competition in March at Illinois Institute of Technology