TEAMS is a one-day national academic competition that gives high school and middle school students an opportunity to discover engineering and apply knowledge. Students work together to solve real-world engineering problems applying their math and science skills in an exciting, theme-based setting. The competition occurs in two parts - multiple choice and short-answer essay questions. The high and middle school level competitions allows multiple teams from one school with each team consisting of four to eight students. There is also potential to advance to the national competition.