Pre-Conference Press Release
DELAWARE STUDENTS TO SHOW THEIR ‘KNOW & HOW’ AT NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
—Students from 14 schools in all three counties to compete—
WHO: Middle and high school students from across Delaware
WHAT: National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference
WHEN: June 28 – July 2, 2013
WHY: Nearly 90 students and educators from across the state will represent Delaware at the National Technology Student Association Conference because of their outstanding performance at the state TSA conference. At the National TSA Conference, the students will demonstrate their skills in hands-on, minds-on competitions against nearly 5,000 other participants from throughout the United States and world.
Delaware’s student members are preparing to compete in up to 39 competitive events based on content learned through the project-based learning they completed during the 2012-13 school year. Students will represent Delaware in a variety of events such as CAD, construction renovation, video game design, dragster design, engineering design, flight endurance, photographic technology, robotics, transportation modeling and more.
Attendees from Delaware also will participate in special leadership sessions, designed to develop and enhance their skills through customized sessions for middle and high school students and teachers, graduating seniors and chapter and state TSA officers. Other special interest sessions will be presented by industry representatives and educators.
Participating Delaware schools include:
- Brandywine High School (Brandywine School District)
- Cab Calloway School of the Arts (Red Clay Consolidated School District)
- Caesar Rodney High School (Caesar Rodney School District)
- Charter School of Wilmington (Red Clay Consolidated School District)
- Concord High School (Brandywine School District)
- Conrad School of Science (Red Clay Consolidated School District)
- Delmar High School (Delmar School District)
- Gauger-Cobbs Middle School (Christina School District)
- Lake Forest High School (Lake Forest School District)
- MOT Charter School (charter)
- Mount Pleasant High School (Brandywine School District)
- P. S. duPont Middle School (Brandywine School District)
- Postlethwait Middle School (Caesar Rodney School District)
- Seaford Senior High School (Seaford School District)
The first of four general sessions is June 29. The conference will open with a “Parade of State Flags” ceremony and a keynote address by Steven Barbato, executive director of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a 150,000-member organization. TSA’s goal is to promote technological literacy and leadership. Students learn problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking skills as they relate to communications, power, energy, transportation, engineering, manufacturing, construction and biotechnology. TSA is a non-profit education association with its national office at 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Call (703) 860-9000.
For more information about the Delaware Technology Student Association, please visit www.detsa.org or contact the Delaware TSA State Advisor Mike Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (765) 717-3548 throughout the dates of the conference.