What is Trig-Star?

Trig-Star is an annual mathematics competition based on the practical application of Trigonometry. The goal of the program is to demonstrate practical uses for mathematics and bring greater awareness of the land surveying profession.

The purpose of the Trig-Star Program is:

  • To build an awareness of land surveying as a profession among high school students, career guidance counselors, and high school teachers.
  • To acquaint high school students with the use and practical applications of mathematics in the land surveying profession.
  • To promote real world applications of mathematics in high school.
  • To honor high school students who have demonstrated their superior skill among classmates at the local, state, and national levels.

What should we expect out of the Trig-Star Program?

  • The Trig-Star program is simple and flexible and can be designed to work and accommodate to many learning styles, as well as educational programs.
  • The traditional approach includes up to three visits to a local high school. The visits typically include promotion of the profession, administration of the contest, and presentation of awards. Although the contest is not a requirement, many teachers and students enjoy the "friendly" competition to determine the local Trig-Star.
  • In some cases, sponsors have chosen to create a full day event to network sponsors, colleges, and universities with several participating local high schools versus several visits to individual high schools. The culmination of the full day event includes a mass contest and awards ceremony.
The Trig Star program is sponsored nationally by the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

CLSA Chapter Trig-Star Coordinators 
Information on starting and/or maintaining a local Trig-Star Program can be found at the link below.

Resources for Trig-Star Coordinators
Trig-Star Website