STEAM Tank Challenge

The STEAM Tank Challenge, created and sponsored by NJSBA and the U.S. Army, encourages New Jersey’s public school students in the areas of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.

The competition asks the district teams to invent something new, modify an existing product, or identify a situation or real-world problem that needs resolution. Teams are provided criteria and a panel of experts judge their designs and/or solutions.

Another Record Year for STEAM Tank Challenge

Another year, yet another record was broken. The STEAM Tank Challenge — a phenomenally successful partnership between the New Jersey School Boards Association and the U.S. Army – has received 657 team applications from schools across New Jersey this year.

That’s an increase of 17.3% over last year’s total. More than 2,500 students will participate in team projects which provide students with a platform to experience real-world problem-solving. It allows them to think like entrepreneurs and design and create whatever they can dream of, using the fields of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Read more.

Introducing the 2019 STEAM Tank Challenge Winners

The winners of the fourth annual STEAM Tank Challenge, sponsored by the NJSBA and the U.S. Army, were announced on Nov. 7, 2019. Over 550 student teams entered this year’s program, which culminated in final presentations by 90 student teams at NJSBA’s Workshop 2019 last month.

This year’s winning teams—nine in all—were introduced during a ceremony at last week’s NJEA Convention, with education leaders from across the state honoring the students for their creativity and achievement. Read more in School Board Notes.

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