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Inspire students to discover engineering on your campus
Here is what TEAMS hosts are saying:
"This February will be the 18th year that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering will be hosting TEAMS competition on our campus and it is one of the most popular outreach events we do throughout the year. TEAMS has allowed our college the opportunity to interact with some of the best and brightest students our state has to offer and each year the number of schools and students participating grows.”
Amber Retke, M.Ed.
Director of Recruitment
College of Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“Becoming a TEAMS host site has strengthened the links between our College of Engineering and our K-12 STEM community.”
Michael A. de Miranda, Ph.D.
Professor, Engineering Education
School of Education and
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Colorado State University
TEAMS gives students a learning experience that will increase their understanding of engineering and help them use math and science to tackle the grand challenges facing the engineering profession.
While coordinated nationally by TSA, high schools, colleges and universities, professional groups and corporations may host the event.
The TSA TEAMS Competition provides suburban, rural and inner city communities the necessary tools to develop an annual event that combines the prestige and excitement of a national competition, with the flexibility and community focus of a local outreach program. Hosting organizations are encouraged to strategically design their competition to respond to the needs and objectives of its community.
Why Become a Host?
Hosting a TEAMS competition gives your campus an advantage for students who are considering an engineering major.
How Do I Become a Host?
Submit your application to TSA. Once accepted, TSA will add your location to the list of official competition sites and provide you with additional hosting material.
Basic Host Responsibilities
Hosts serve as the main point-of-contact for their event and are responsible for inviting schools and groups to participate. Competitions must take place between February 11 and March 11, 2013 and Hosts select their event date from within that window. Competitions may be conducted during the school week or on weekends.
Planning for a successful competition should begin four to six months out from the event date. Most of a Host's time will be dedicated to promoting the competition, inviting schools/groups to participate, organizing volunteers and setting the day's schedule. TSA provides you with pre-event planning support and materials; pre-packaged competition materials and marketing tools including promotional brochures and web-based resources.
The average Host site consists of 11-20 teams, from local schools—public, private, home schools—youth groups and organizations (Boy/Girl Scouts, YMCA, robotics teams and students from summer camps). Hosts must reserve appropriate sized facility space, one large room or several smaller rooms, each equipped with at least one table and eight chairs per team. Hosts may choose to host a high school TEAMS event, a middle school TEAMS event, or both.
While Hosts are responsible for marketing their event and inviting participants, TSA coordinates registration and manages all registration fees. Hosts are provided, free of charge, on-line registration processing, tracking and electronic notification of participants.
Email a Host:
Amber Retke, email@example.com
Vernard Henley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Damiani, email@example.com