What is TSA?
TSA (Technology Student Association) is a CTSO devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It is open to young people enrolled in—or who have completed—technology education courses.
What does TSA do?
TSA partners with universities and other organizations to promote a variety of STEM competitions and opportunities for students and teachers. TSA is supported by educators, parents, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities, and much more. The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with a positive influence on their lives.
What are some programs or initiatives?
Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) – An annual STEM competition providing students in middle school and high schools the opportunity to discover engineering. Students work together in teams and use practical applications of math and science to answer engineering questions about everyday, real-world challenges.
TSA VEX Robotics Competition – An engaging robotics competition in which students further their knowledge and skills in STEM areas. This competition is a collaborative effort of TSA and VEX Robotics, Inc.
UNITE – A four-to-six week summer program, funded by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), that encourages high school students to pursue college-level studies — and ultimately, careers — in engineering and STEM-related fields.
Verizon Innovative App Challenge – A competition offering middle and high school students the opportunity to use their creativity, ingenuity, and STEM knowledge to create a mobile app concept that meets a school or community need. The goal is to provide an engaging, empowering learning experience to increase student interest and knowledge in STEM and mobile technology fields.
How do you join?
See Mr. Zamarron (engineering teacher) or Mr. Watson (construction science teacher)