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.

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.

STEAM Tank Challenge Finals

The final judging of the STEAM Tank Challenge submissions will take place at the NJSBA/NJASA/NJASBO Workshop on Oct. 22 and 23, 2019. The awards ceremony will take place at the New Jersey Education Association’s Convention in November 2019.

Take Part in STEAM Tank Challenge 2020

Applications for the 2020 competition are now available here: STEAM Tank Regional Application. The deadline for receiving completed application forms is Dec.  6, 2019. Those submitting proposals will be notified of the NJSBA and the U.S. Army’s decision by Dec. 16, 2019.

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