Trigstar Sample Problems
Trig-Star, What is it, Who can Participate, what do I get if I participate?
What is it?
TRIG-STAR IS A NSPS SPONSORED HIGH SCHOOL MATH SKILL AWARD
The Trig-Star Program Contest is an annual high school mathematics competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors based on the practical application of Trigonometry. The program recognizes the best students from high schools throughout the nation.
THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIG-STAR PROGRAM:
To promote the study of trigonometry in high school and to promote excellence in the mastery of trigonometry by honoring the individual student who has demonstrated superior skill among classmates at the High School level.
To acquaint the high school trigonometry students with the use and practical application of trigonometry in the surveying profession.
To build an awareness of surveying as a profession among the mathematically-skilled high school students, career guidance counselors and high school math teachers.
TRIG-STAR CONTEST LEVELS:
Level 1 is given at local high schools.
There is one winner from each participating high school.
Level 2 is the national test.
The state winner from each participating state is eligible to compete for the National Trig-Star title
Local and State awards are provided by the local chapter or sponsors.
Provided by the National Society of Professional Surveyors
First place winner - $2,000.00 award - Teacher - $1000.00 award
Second place winner - $1,000.00 award - Teacher - $500.00 award
Third place winner - $500.00 award - Teacher - $250.00 award
All Participants are Elidgeable for the NSPS FOUNDATION TRIG-STAR SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must be high school seniors who have participated in the Trig-Star Contest at some point in their high school career, and plan to enroll in a college degree program that leads to either a two year Associates degree or a four year program leading to a Bachelor degree in surveying and mapping (the Land Surveying profession). The applicant does not have to have won any level of the Trig-Star Contest but must have participated in the contest when offered at their high school.
Eligible institutions include any public or private, generally accredited college or university with a curriculum leading to a either a two year associates and / or four year bachelors degree with a land surveying major.
AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIPS
The intent is to award one five thousand dollar ($5,000.00) scholarship each year to a student beginning their secondary education with the intent to pursue a degree in surveying and mapping with a desire to become a Licensed professional.
For Complete Scholarship requirements click Here.