United States Academic Triathlon

Ages:Middle School

Type:Tournament

Category:STEM

Scope:National

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The U.S. Academic Triathlon is a creative thinking skills program and competition that teaches and rewards creative and divergent thought processes, cooperative brainstorming, general intellect, leadership and a flare for the dramatic­–all while providing an entertaining, user-friendly format for both students and adults. Five-person teams also must display good sportsmanship and teamwork, and to exhibit the outcomes of their creativity and positive risk-taking.

Each U.S. Academic Triathlon Meet consists of three events worth 100 points each:

  1. P.A.R.T.Y. In a Box
  2. Mind Sprints
  3. Face-Off!

Competitors participate in 3 events, namely:

  • P.A.R.T.Y. In a Box–An open-ended question leads to a team performance challenge and solution.
  • Mind Sprints–Three short-term (10-minute) problems challenge teams verbally, logically and spatially.
  • Face-Off!–Oral and written questions comprise this academic and concrete factual recall and deductive reasoning round.

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Website: https://usacademictriathlon.com/

Managing Organization:

Contact:
Sarah Sheldon
sarah@usacademictriathlon.com
612-743-7102

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Teams compete at two levels, <strong>Challenger</strong> (5th-6th grade) and <strong>Cross-Trainer</strong> (7th-8th grade) to make sure the competition stays fair while covering the variety of different levels of knowledge and skills that students may exhibit during middle school years.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The U.S. Academic Triathlon is a creative thinking skills program and competition that teaches and rewards creative and divergent thought processes, cooperative brainstorming, general intellect, leadership and a flare for the dramatic­–all while providing an entertaining, user-friendly format for both students and adults. Five-person teams also must display good sportsmanship and teamwork, and to exhibit the outcomes of their creativity and positive risk-taking.

Each U.S. Academic Triathlon Meet consists of three events worth 100 points each:

  1. P.A.R.T.Y. In a Box
  2. Mind Sprints
  3. Face-Off!

Process

Competitors participate in 3 events, namely:
  • P.A.R.T.Y. In a Box–An open-ended question leads to a team performance challenge and solution.
  • Mind Sprints–Three short-term (10-minute) problems challenge teams verbally, logically and spatially.
  • Face-Off!–Oral and written questions comprise this academic and concrete factual recall and deductive reasoning round.

Criteria

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Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://usacademictriathlon.com/

Managing Organization:

Contact:
Sarah Sheldon
sarah@usacademictriathlon.com
612-743-7102

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Teams compete at two levels, <strong>Challenger</strong> (5th-6th grade) and <strong>Cross-Trainer</strong> (7th-8th grade) to make sure the competition stays fair while covering the variety of different levels of knowledge and skills that students may exhibit during middle school years.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.