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.

Take Part in STEAM Tank Challenge 2020

Applications for the 2020 competition are available here: STEAM Tank Regional Application. The deadline for receiving completed application forms has been extended to January 24, 2020. 

Teams presenting must consist of at least two, but no more than five, students and at least one educator. Each team is allowed to present only one idea. Once a team has its idea registered and is accepted into the STEAM Tank regional competition, the team educator can request access to the STEAM Tank playbook that includes an FAQ sheet and rubric.

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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.