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Trig-Star is a NSPS Sponsored High School Math Skill Award

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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 Awards

  • Local and State awards are provided by the local chapter or sponsors.

National Awards

  • 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


NSPS strives to establish and further common interests, objectives, and political effort that would help bind the surveying profession into a unified body in the United States.

Governance: The National Society of Professional Surveyors Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors. The NSPS Board of Directors meets twice per year.   NSPS has working agreements with state surveying organizations which are represented on the NSPS Board of Directors, and with the NSPS Foundation, Inc. 


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