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Monday, March 17, 2014

Sat 3/22/14 TEAMS (Test of Engineering Apittude, Mathematics, and Science) Competition at The College of New Jersey


Taking place on Saturday, March 22, 2014 and for the first time, The College of New Jersey will be hosting the TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition, a one-day, paper and pencil test for students in teams of 4 to 8.

Focused on a different theme each year, the TEAMS competition is based on the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Tackling these challenges requires critical job-readiness skills such as collaboration, analytical thinking, and multidimensional problem-solving.

The theme for 2014 is "Engineering Tomorrow's Cities - Improving Urban Infrastructure." Students will address engineering challenges in areas such as transportation, green space and fresh water supply.

Some essential details:
The competition will begin at 10:00am on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at TCNJ.

All New Jersey middle and high schools are eligible to participate (you do not need to be affiliated with TSA).

Registration is FREE while space remains available and includes:

  • Lite breakfast
  • Participation in the TEAMS competition
  • Entry into Engineering Career Fair featuring New Jersey companies
  • Orientation of TCNJ's School of Engineering degree programs
  • Lunch

Schools may bring up to five teams to compete (each team must consist of 4 to 8 students).

Each team is required to attend with a Coach (this may be a teacher, parent or other volunteer) and a Coach can oversee multiple teams.

Once your registration has been submitted, you will receive access to online resources including a Coach's Guide, sample test scenarios, lesson plans and more.

Please visit our NJ TSA website for all other details and registration information at: http://njtsa.pages.tcnj.edu/events/2014-teams-competition-nj/

I hope you will be able to take advantage of this great opportunity. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email.