The 2018 TSA Kansas State Conference will be held at Webster Conference Center in Salina Kansas on March 28,29, and 30. Students from 25 different chapters will be competing in over 30 middle school and 30 high school STEM related events. The Awards ceremony will be held Friday at which time students may qualify for the National Conference in Atlanta Georgia.
The 2018 National TSA Conference will be held June 22nd to June 26th at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Georgia. During the annual conference over sixty middle school and high school technology based student competitions will be held as well as leadership training, special interest sessions, and a program sponsored by TSA’s national service partner, the American Cancer Society.
TSA’s leadership program, LEAP – which stands for “Leadership. Education. Achievement. Personal Growth.” is available to all members at no cost. The purpose of LEAP is to encourage students to be the best member they can be as they seek knowledge about themselves, the organization, and their community, while demonstrating leadership. LEAP is a customized program specifically developed for the Technology Student Association. LEAP brings to life the TSA motto, creed, and mission statement.
The TSA VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) and the TSA VEX IQ Challenge (VIQC) provide students with exciting opportunities for learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). These events complement the existing technology-related competitions offered by TSA, and involve the same action-packed experience of VEX events. The format of the TSA VEX competitions allows team members to participate in VEX events and TSA competitive events and activities at the national TSA conference.
Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is an educational program for 5th through 8th grade students with the goal of creating the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted solar-vehicle possible. Students have the opportunity to participate in JSS through TSA chapters, Army hosted locations and middle schools across the country or through their middle school!
During JSS students will:
design, build and race solar powered cars using hands-on engineering skills and principles of science and math,
develop teamwork and problem solving abilities,
investigate environmental issues,
and gain hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills
JSS is designed to support the instruction of STEM exploring topics such as alternative fuels, engineering design, and aerodynamics.