What is TSA?
The Technology Student Association (TSA) enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs.
Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology and education courses, TSA’s membership includes more than 300,000 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.
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). Teachers can use TSA activities during the school day in their classroom, and extend the learning beyond the classroom through a TSA chapter.