•There are many benefits that come with the TSA program (Technology Student Association).
•One benefit of TSA is it can enhance technological literacy and leadership skills.
•Another one is to be able to receive a scholarship to pay for college.
•The most important benefit according to www.tsaweb.org, "Its the inspiration and the enthusiasm that students gain from receiving recognition for applying their knowledge.
•TSA also helps members to have a voice in a national organization that is helping to shape the future of technology education.
• 3D Animation-Participants demonstrate their knowledge of 3D animation technology and design skills to creatively solve the challenge posted on the national TSA website.
•Animations-Participants demonstrate knowledge of mechanical and control systems by designing, fabricating, and controlling an animations device that will communicate, entertain, inform, demonstrate and/or illustrate a topic, idea, subject, or concept. Sound, lights, and a surrounding environment must accompany the device.
•Architectural Design -Participants develop a set of architectural plans and related materials for an annual architectural design challenge and construct a physical, as well as a computer-generated model, to accurately depict their design.
•TSA’s Community Service requirement challenges students to expand their definition of “community” to involve a larger portion of their world than just their school or their family. Additionally, it helps students realize that their contribution can make a difference, while also fostering a habit of service. Through Community Service, students also have the opportunity to pursue their interests, meet potential mentors, and develop skills and contacts that will help them well into the future. Students will be informed of both school and community related opportunities as the year progresses.
TSA Description and Qualifications
•The candidate must be a current TSA member
•There may be no more than three national officer candidates from the same state delegation in the same year.
•Only current TSA members (active) in good standing are eligible to run for or hold a national office.
•Candidates must be holding, or have held, an elected chartered state delegation office for at least one year.
•A student cannot be elected to a national office during his or her senior year. He or she must have at least one year of school remaining at the time he or she runs for national office.
•A TSA member must have completed the eighth grade to be qualified for a national TSA office.
•A candidate may seek only one national office per year.
•A candidate should have a thorough knowledge of parliamentary procedures and the TSA bylaws.
•A candidate must be a member of TSA for at least one year before seeking a national office.
•All candidates should have the ability to express opinions, make decisions, and be neat and business-like in appearance.
•The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 245,000 middle and high school students in approximately 2,000 schools spanning 49 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through challenging competitive events, leadership opportunities, and membership activities. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with having a positive influence on their lives. The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth,leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering,and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.