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 will return to Workshop this year, with finals taking place during NJSBA’s annual Workshop Conference held at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Oct. 22 and 23, 2019.

STEAM Tank teams create innovative projects and present their inventions to a judging panel of entrepreneurs, business leaders and inventors. More than 550 teams submitted applications to participate this year.

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. 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.