WHAT IS TSA?
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 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, chapter members work on competitive events, attend conferences on the state and national levels, and learn and apply leadership skills. Members may become officers within their state and then run for national office.
At Liberty Middle School, our TSA Chapter has two parts: the STEM Club, which runs as a traditional TSA chapter, and the TSA VEX IQ Robotics team that focuses on robotics events.
TSA State Leadership Conference, Montgomery, Alabama - April 18 & 19, 2023Students who wish to participate in TSA events will have the option to compete at the state leadership event. Registration is $50, other costs include transportation, meals, and lodging for two overnights (and Membership in LMS TSA: $30, if not already paid in the fall). Monies ($315) and paperwork are due March 17, 2023 for the Montgomery TSA State Leadership Conference. Get paperwork from Mrs. Hearrington in Purple Pod, 112, or email her at email@example.com.
New to TSA?
Imagine an activity so captivating that your young person 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 competitions include categories such as Biotechnology Design, Career Prep, Coding, Digital Photography, Dragster Design, Flight, Leadership Strategies, Medical Technology, Prepared Presentation, Software Development, Technology Problem Solving, Video Game Design, Webmaster, and much more.********
TSA National Leadership Conference, Louisville, Kentucky - June 28 - July 2, 2023Students who place at State will have the option to compete in the national leadership event. It will be a family-led trip for individual students with their families. Registration is usually $50, other costs include transportation, meals, and lodging for however many nights parent and student will choose to stay at the national conference. It is possible to go to the conference for just the day of the student's event. Mrs. Hearrington will assist in coordination with TSA National for families to register, but will not be chaperoning this conference. Individual families will determine their travel arrangements and chaperone their student at the national conference.
Joy Hearrington firstname.lastname@example.org
256-430-0001, extension 83112
TSA VEX Robotics
Bryan Kennedy email@example.com
When does TSA meet?
Meetings for each school year begin the first Thursday after Labor Day in September and run through April for state competitions and May for those competing in national competitions.
This year, TSA STEM had a Madison competition against Discovery Middle School students at Liberty Middle in the gym, cafeteria, and media center on February 17, 2023 from 11am to 3:30pm.
TSA STEM meets Thursday afternoons, 3:30 - 4:15pm with Mrs. Hearrington. (Depending on the event, not attending every week may suffice for preparation if you are working on your event at home as well. Just make sure to check in weekly with Mrs. Hearrington about your progress.)
TSA VEX Robotics meets Tuesday afternoons 3:30 - 4:15pm with Mr. Kennedy.
TSA Events Calendar 22-23
- September 2022 - Start of STEM Club Meetings, Thursdays
- October 2022 - February 2023 - Both TSA STEM Club and Robotics Meet Tuesdays and Thursdays to work on projects and practice
- February 17, 2023 - Madison City TSA Challenge & STEM Fair (Liberty MS v. Discovery MS) - @ Liberty Middle in Cafeteria, Gym, & Media Center (Friday, Feb. 17, 11am to 3:30pm)
- March - April 13, 2023 - TSA STEM Club meets Thursdays to work on projects for April competition; TSA VEX Robotics team meets Tuesdays to prepare for the
TSA VEX Robotics competition at State
- April 18-19, 2023 - Tuesday, Wednesday, TSA State Leadership Conference (optional) competing against other TSA chapters in AL - Montgomery
- April 27, 2023 - Thursday, end of year TSA Party for club members and February competition participants, Awards Celebration
- June 28 - July 2, 2023 - TSA National Conference "A Legacy of Innovation" - Louisville, KY
(Nationals is only attended if students who place at the state level (in Montgomery) would like to pursue further competition and attend with their families.)
- September 2022 - Start of STEM Club Meetings, Thursdays
LIBERTY TSA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President: Ethan V.
Vice President: Cayden S.
Secretary/Treasurer: Liam S.
Sergeant At Arms: TBD
If you would like to direct the activities of the club or help out in planning and organizing things for TSA, consider serving with our officers on committees. If interested, please see or email Mrs. Hearrington, Purple Pod 112, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALABAMA TSA STATE CONFERENCE ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY THE LIBERTY CHAPTER
Will your name be here? Join us Thursdays in Purple Pod, 112, from 3:30-4:15pm and prepare to place in a competition!
Choose your event(s) for the State competition at Alabama TSA Events and Document Library Under Resources
If you wish to remain local and only compete in February against Discovery MS, then choose from the nine events posted on the left column under February 2023 Events to Choose From.
- Virginia H. - 3rd Place, Digital Photography (MS), 2022
- Anaya N. - 3rd Place, Essays on Technology (MS), 2022
- Anaya N., Virginia H., Thomas P., & Daniel H. - 3rd Place, Video Game Design (MS), 2022
- Sai M. & Arya B. - State Champions (1st Place), Challenging Technology Issues, 2021
- Hayden I. - State Champion (1st Place), Prepared Speech, 2021
- Rebecca T. - 2nd Place, Children's Stories, 2021
NATIONAL TSA CONFERENCE ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY THE LIBERTY CHAPTER
- Sai M. & Arya B. - 2nd Place, National, MS Challenging Technology Issues, 2021
To Join in Order to Compete in APRIL Event only
Complete this form AND bring a check for annual dues of $30 or pay at the link below.
Make check out to LMS for $30 or your can pay online at this link.
If you are paying by check, please bring the check to the club meeting or put it in Mrs. Hearrington's mailbox in the front office.