Become part of a 250,000+ strong national organization that offers exciting opportunities in networking, competition, leadership and more.
Challenge yourself! More than 70 events range from Biotechnology to Cybersecurity; Leadership Strategies to STEM Animation.
Learn and demonstrate comprehensive leadership skills through proven models.
What is TSA?
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and business leadership through regional, state, and national competitions.
Open to all students, TSA’s membership includes more than 250,000 middle and high school students across the United States. 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. A wide range of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student.
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, TSA chapter members work on competitive events, learn and apply leadership skills, and may attend conferences at the state, regional, and national levels. TSA chapters also are committed to a national service project and are among the most service-oriented groups in the community. TSA members may become officers within their state and then run for national office.
Imagine an activity so captivating that your students spend hours working on it for weeks at a time. That is what can happen when TSA members engage in TSA competitions. Only TSA members have the opportunity to compete at exciting state conferences and then at the annual National TSA Conference. Expert judging by technology and engineering educators and industry representatives inspires the best from participants. Members are rewarded not only with medals or trophies, but also with memories of the camaraderie and the challenge of participating in a National TSA Conference.
TSA high school competitions and middle school competitions are categorized by careers in Architecture and Construction Technology, Communications Technology, Computer Science and Information Technology, Leadership, Manufacturing and Transportation Technology, STEM (General), STEM and the Arts, and Technology and Research.
Education directives at the federal and state levels focus on providing avenues for initiatives such as STEM education. As a career and technical student organization (CTSO), TSA helps teachers meet the criteria for STEM education goals through exciting programs that include activities, competitions, leadership, and teamwork for students. In addition, all TSA activities are correlated to the Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy (STEL), as set forth by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). The competitions are also compatible with various Project Lead the Way courses, so no matter what subject they teach, teachers can use TSA activities during the school day in their classroom and extend the learning beyond the classroom through a TSA chapter.
Welcome to the 2022-2023 TSA year! Before this summer, I was a TSA Chapter Advisor for four years. I'm hoping to use my experience as a Chapter Advisor to encourage Arkansas TSA chapters to be active participants and bring a strong showing to the TSA national conference. If at any time you have questions or suggestions, please reach out!
Good luck this year!
TSA State Advisor