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DETSA State Officers Plan for Greatest Spectacle in STEM

DOVER, DE., Aug. 11, 2020 — The Delaware Technology Student Association (DETSA) is planning for virtual contests to begin in the Fall of 2020, with live events hosted at the State Conference to be held at Delaware Technical Community College in March of 2021. DETSA plans for students from 58 schools that are located throughout the state to submit over two-thousand entries in advanced contests such as: Architectural Design; Biotechnology; Coding; Cybersecurity; Data Science and Analytics; Digital Video Production; Dragster Design; Engineering Design; Fashion Design and Technology; Forensic Technology; Geospatial Technology; Inventions & Innovations; Magnetic Levitation Vehicles, Mechanical Engineering; Medical Technology; Music Production Technology; STEM Animation; Photographic Technology; Robotics; Structural Engineering; System Control Technology; Website Design; Video Game Design; and more!

All events require students to apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to solve complex technical problems, conduct research, and invent solutions. The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to students interested in the future of invention, innovation, engineering, and technology. Through TSA, students work in teams, participate in competitive events, and deliver community service, while applying their leadership skills at the school, state, and national level. TSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork. The Virtual Awards Ceremony features the Official Contest Results of the contests held in the spring of 2020. 

Top medalists will earn the opportunity to represent Delaware at the National TSA Conference that is planned for June 23–27, 2021 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. To learn more about DETSA, please visit: www.detsa.org. Parties who are in interested supporting DETSA with donations, sponsorships, or volunteering should contact Mike Fitzgerald, DETSA State Director by phone at: 302.735.4015 or by email at: Mike.Fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us.

Planning Documents

Delaware SLC Resources

  1. State Officer Application– Coming Soon
  2. National Chapter Affiliation – Required
  3. Velocity Conference Payment Instructions
  4. State Conference Registration System
  5. Planning Calendar
  6. DETSA Special Awards
  7. Judges Invitation
  8. Judges Handbook
  9. Registration & Planning Detail Memo– Coming Soon
  10. DRAFT Event Planning Chart– Coming Soon
  11. Contest Management Team– Coming Soon
  12. DETSA Staffing Assignments– Coming Soon
  13. Contests At-A-Glance– Coming Soon
  14. Location DTCC Terry Campus & Parking Directions
  15. Conference Brochure – Coming Soon
  16. Delaware Dress Code & National Dress Code Poster
  17. General Competition Forms 
  18. Themes & Problems
  19. Updates & Clarifications
  20. Prep Guidelines for Virtual Contests – Coming Soon
  21. Digital Contest Submission System – Coming Soon
  22. Maglev Contest -TBD
  23. Rocketry Contest – TBD
  24. Pin Design Contest– Coming Soon
  25. Shirt Design Contest– Coming Soon
  26. JSS Contest– Coming Soon
  27. JSS Letter to Educators– Coming Soon
  28. JSS Registration Form– Coming Soon
  29. Structural Engineering Spreadsheet & Verification Form – Coming Soon
  30. Structural Engineering DETSA Tools & Materials
  31. Problem Solving DETSA Tools & Materials
  32. Teacher Roster– Coming Soon
  33. Chapter List– Coming Soon
  34. SLC Participation Forms– Coming Soon

Chapter Advisor Resources

  1. Advisor Appreciation
  2. Choosing Competitions
  3. Creating a Program of Work – Sample
  4. Creating a Program of Work – Template
  5. Dress Code
  6. Electing Chapter Officers – Coming Soon
  7. Leadership – Coming Soon
  8. Member of the Month and Monthly Warm-Up Challenges
  9. Member Responsibilities – Coming Soon
  10. Membership Affiliation Policies
  11. National TSA Week
  12. Officer Training
  13. Online Popup Events – Coming Soon
  14. Parliamentary Procedure: Advanced
  15. Parliamentary Procedure: Basic
  16. Podcasts – Coming Soon
  17. Postcards – Coming Soon
  18. Recruiting and Retaining Chapter Members
  19. Service Project – American Cancer Society
  20. Student/Parent Consent and Release Form
  21. Successful Chapter Meetings
  22. TSA Chapter Bylaws
  23. TSA Fact Sheet
  24. Workforce Development

TSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to students interested in the future of invention, innovation, engineering, and technology. Through TSA, members have the opportunity to participate in technology-focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization in their school, state, and the nation.