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Inspire students to discover engineering on your campus

Click here to learn what it takes to be a TEAMS host.

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.

  • 90% of competition sites conduct TEAMS to expose students to careers in engineering.
  • 94% of Hosts report TEAMS meets their pre-college engineering outreach goals.
  • 96% of Hosts report TEAMS is effectively inspires students to discover their potential for engineering.

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.

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TEAMS Host Power Point

TEAMS Host Q & A

Why Become a Host?

Hosting a TEAMS competition gives your campus an advantage for students who are considering an engineering major.

  • TEAMS attracts qualified, interested students to your campus.
  • TEAMS increases student knowledge in engineering careers.
  • TEAMS builds excitement around STEM knowledge areas.

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.

Host Application

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.


Have questions?

Email a Host:

Amber Retke,

Vernard Henley, 

Kim Damiani,