The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Open to young people enrolled in—or who have completed—technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes more than 200,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states. 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.
TSA chapters take the study of STEM beyond the classroom and give students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. Together, chapter members work on competitive events, attend conferences on the state and national levels and have a good time raising funds to get there. At the chapter level, leadership skills are developed, and members may become officers within their state and then run nationally. TSA chapters are committed to a national service project and are among the most service-oriented groups in the community.
TSA Programs and Initiatives:
Junior Solar Sprint – A national STEM-based program, funded by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), that empowers teachers, mentors, and community members to engage 5th – 8th grade youth in designing, building, and racing model solar cars.
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.
The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs.
The Technology Student Association’s Motto:
Learning To Live In A Technical World