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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
    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
    10. Event Planning Chart
    11. Contest Event Management Team
    12. DETSA Staffing Assignments– Coming Soon
    13. Contests At-A-Glance
    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– High School
    25. Shirt Design Contest– High School
    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
    33. Chapter List
    34. SLC Participation Forms– Coming Soon
    35. Competitive Event Overviews – High School
    36. Virtual Event Eligibility – High School
    37. Competitive Event Overviews – Middle School
    38. Virtual Event Eligibility – Middle School

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
  7. Leadership Overview
  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
  25. DETSA Contest Documentation Guide 2021

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.