Competitions

NSBE Competitions take place at our Fall Regional Conferences and Annual Convention for NSBE Jr. and Collegiate members. These competitions showcase members’ technical skills in completing research and design of innovative projects. We also offer competitions that are specifically targeted to our international members that take place at conference and virtually via the web.

For our members with an entrepreneurial spirit, we also have competitions as part of our expanding NSBEpreneur program. Members that are interested or currently developing the next new technical service or innovation can “pitch” their ideas to a panel of experts for valued feedback… and potential funding support! There are competitions suited for all collegiate members. Register and prepare early, as some competitions have a regional component that takes place during the Fall Regional Conferences culminating in the national competitions at the annual convention.

NSBE offers a variety of technical and academic excellence based competition for our pre-college students. Technical excellence competitions include our Pre-College Initiative Science, a showcase competition that engages students in use and understanding of the scientific method, and the Engineering Design Competition, a team-based competition that encourages innovation, inquiry-based research and teamwork in the design of a specific project model for testing during competition. Our signature academic excellence program and competition is Try-Math-A-Lon, commonly known as “TMAL”. This team-based program focuses on mentoring preparation for teams in their study and understanding of the content administered through the SAT standardized exam. The programs highlight event is the TMAL Quiz Bowl, which is offered for teams that completed regionally, as well as those competing solely at the annual national competiton.

All NSBE Jr. Competitions have a regional competition component that takes place during the Fall Regional Conferences and a national-level competition that culminates at our annual convention each March.