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Student Leaders Plan Annual STEM Conference

DOVER, DE., Sept. 30, 2021 — The elected student leaders of the Delaware Technology Student Association (DETSA) are planning Virtual Contests to be held from February to March with live leadership and technical contests to be held on March 30 – 31 of 2022. The state officers anticipate students from 59 schools to submit over two-thousand entries in STEM contests such as: Architectural Design; Biotechnology; Coding; Cybersecurity; Digital Video Production; Dragster Design; Engineering Design; Fashion Design and Technology; Forensic Technology; Geospatial Technology; Inventions & Innovations; Mechanical Engineering; Medical 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. Top medalists will earn the opportunity to represent Delaware at the National TSA Conference that is planned for June 26–30, 2022 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

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.

State Conference Planning Resources
1.     State Officer Application
2.     National Chapter Affiliation – Required
3.     Velocity Conference Payment Instructions
4.     State Conference Registration System
5.     Planning Calendar
6.     Special Awards
7.     Judges Invitation
8.     Call for Proposals
9.     Registration & Planning Detail Memo
10.   Event Planning Chart
11.   Contest & Event Management Team
12.   March 30-31 SLC Staffing Assignments
13.   Contests At-A-Glance
14.   DTCC Terry Campus & Parking Directions
15.   Conference Brochure
16.   Dress Code
17.   General Competition Forms
18.   Themes & Problems
19.   Updates & Clarifications
20.   Digital Contest Submission System
21.   Junior Solar Sprint
22.   Junior Solar Sprint Educator Letter
23.   Junior Solar Sprint Registration Form
24.   Structural Engineering Spreadsheet & Verification Form
25.   Structural Engineering Tools & Materials (DE Only)
26.   Problem Solving Tools & Materials (DE Only)
27.   Teacher Roster
28.   Chapter List
29.   On-Site Participation Forms & Code of Conduct
30.   Competitive Event Overviews – High School
31.   Event Eligibility – High School
32.   Competitive Event Overviews – Middle School
33.   Event Eligibility – Middle School

 

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 gain 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.