Technology Student Association
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 250,000 middle and high school student members in over 2,000 schools spanning 49 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 (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) 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. Chapter organization develops leadership, as members may become officers within their state and then run nationally. Our chapters are committed to a national service project and are among the most service-oriented groups in the community.
TSA Programs and Initiatives:
LEAP (Leadership. Education. Achievement. Personal Growth) – TSA’s comprehensive leadership program, applied to The Student Leadership Challenge, that includes three opportunity tracts for TSA members: LEAP Legacy Chapter, Competition Engagement, and On-site Professional Training. LEAP brings to life the TSA motto, creed, and mission statement.
Junior Solar Sprint – A national STEM-based program, funded by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program, 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 schools 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, that encourages high school students to pursue college-level studies — and ultimately, careers — in engineering and related STEM fields.
The Technology Student Association enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in STEM, whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs.
The Technology Student Association’s Motto:
Learning To Lead In A Technical World