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.

The Trig-Star Program is an annual high school mathematics competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) based on the practical application of Trigonometry. The program recognizes the best students from high schools throughout the nation. The Program was developed with the intent to promote Land Surveying as a profession. From its birth in 1984 the Trig-Star program is able to reach students, teachers, and counselors on a local and national level.

If you are a land surveyor interested in participating in this program, or a teacher who would like their students to participate, please contact the NALS Executive Office.