Do you like architecture? Fashion Design? Using your art skills to create an innovative Children’s story? Debating technology issues? Photography? Creating engineering drawings through CAD? These topics are just a few of the many events in TSA. If you are interested in any of the topics above then Technical Student Association, or TSA, is the program for you.
TSA is a national organization for high and middle school students who are engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines. While participating in TSA competitions, students work on their own or together with a team of their choice to solve interesting problems and complete individual tasks to further personal growth and foster creative thinking skills. Along with this, students learn valuable skills in the STEM fields that are useful in any future career.
TSA competitions consist of a regional competition, held at Flower Mound High School in the Spring. Students who do well in this competition advance to the multi-day state competition. Qualifying events will move on to the state conference which will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Some events are classified as national qualifying events (NQEs), and students placing well in those at the state level move on to the National Competition. Qualifying NQEs will move on to the national conference held during the summer.
At the 2018 Texas State competition, the Flower High School Technology Club placed 2nd in the team high point competition, with team member Adam Yook taking first place in the individual high point competition.
For more information about Technology Student Association opportunities, follow the link below.