TRIG*STAR Program

Trig*Star is an annual competition that recognizes the best student of trigonometry from school districts across Texas. The goals of TRIG*STAR are:

  • to promote excellence in the mastery of trigonometry in high school.

  • to honor high school students who have demonstrated their superior skill among classmates at the local and statewide level.

  • to acquaint high school students with the use and practical applications of trigonometry in the surveying profession.

  • to build an awareness of surveying as a profession among mathematically skilled high school students, career guidance counselors, and high school math teachers.

Trig*Star is an extra-curricular activity held each year across the state of Texas. The competition is a timed exercise in solving trigonometry problems that incorporate the use of right triangle formulas and the laws of sines and cosines. Contestants have up to one hour to complete the regional test, and the person who achieves the highest score in the shortest amount of time wins.

First and second place winners at the regional level are eligible to compete at the state level for scholarship prizes, in the amount of $1,000 and $500 respectively. Teachers of the state winners will receive a cash award for teaching excellence in the same amounts.

Trig*Star is co-sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors.

For more information about Trig*Star or to pick up a chapter packet, contact Trig*Star Committee Chairman Abner Martinez, PE, RPLS, at amistadeng@rgv.twcbc.com or call 1-713-972-0200.