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FIRST STATE STUDENTS EARN 10 TOP 10 FINISHES AT 2022 NATIONAL STEM CONFERENCE

The delegation representing 103 of Delaware’s finest student leaders in STEM attended the National TSA Conference that was hosted in Dallas, Texas from June 26 – 30, 2022. Students participated in events such as computer-aided design; dragster design; engineering, inventions & innovations; leadership strategies; manufacturing prototype; on-demand video; promotional graphics; structural engineering; system control technology; video game design; website design, and more.

Conference Highlights

  • Samhitha Vallury of MOT Charter School (charter) elected to serve as the national secretary for Technology Student Association inc.
  • Samra Iqbal of Caesar Rodney High School (Caesar Rodney School District) elected to serve as the national reporter for Technology Student Association inc.
  • Chris Meanor of Newark Charter School (charter) recognized as High School Advisor of the Year.
  • Gail Morris of Gauger-Cobbs Middle School (Christina School District) recognized as Middle School Advisor of the Year.

Top Ten Finalists

1st Place,                Essays on Technology          Alexandra McWatters        Newark Charter School (charter)

3rd Place                 CAD Engineering                   Leana Griffin                         Newark Charter School     (charter)          

4th Place                 Forensic Technology            Sudipa Chowdhury              Newark Charter School (charter)

5th Place                 Cybersecurity                         Tyler Selden                          H.B. duPont Middle School (Red Clay Consolidated School District)

7th Place                 Biotechnology                        Niranjana Kumar                  Cab Calloway School of The Arts (Red Clay Consolidated School District)

8th Place                 Prepared Speech                    Sudipa Chowdhury              Newark Charter School (charter)

9th Place                 Scientific Visualization          Ava Skye Barton                   Cab Calloway School of The Arts (Red Clay Consolidated School District)

9th Place                 STEM Animation                    Borislav Hristov                    Cab Calloway School of The Arts (Red Clay Consolidated School District)

10th Place              Foundations of Information Technology        Amogh Dattatri                                H.B. duPont Middle School (Red Clay Consolidated School District)

10th Place              On Demand Video                   Ava Skye Barton                   Cab Calloway School of The Arts (Red Clay Consolidated School District)

The Delaware 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, members gain the opportunity to participate in STEM focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization 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.

To learn more about DETSA, please visit: www.detsa.org or contact Mike Fitzgerald by phone at (302) 735-4015 or by email at mike.fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us.

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