The Delaware Technology Student Association (DETSA) State Conference was held on April 25-26, 2018 with nearly 900 students, advisors, and judges from 35 chapters from across the state to participate with nearly 1746 total contest entries in 62 contests. The top 3 medalists of each contest were recognized in each contest. Sample contests included: Architecture, CAD, Digital Video Production, Dragster Design, Engineering Design, Flight, Maglev Vehicles, Robotics, Rocketry, Structural Engineering, System Control Technology, Video Game Design, and more. Each TSA competitive event requires students to apply engineering, technology, solve 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, 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 at the national level. TSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork. A list of the 2018 contest winners is here.

State finalists have earned the opportunity to represent Delaware at the 40th Annual National TSA Conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia (June 22–26, 2018) where nearly 7,000 students from throughout the world will compete for top honors. To learn more about Delaware TSA, 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.


DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate teamed up with the Delaware Technology Student Association Thursday, April 26 to host 19 teams of middle school students from across the state for the 2018 Junior Solar Sprint solar-powered model car competition, with racers competing for top speed in time trials, as well as for awards in engineering design and creative design. Students and educators representing 12 schools gathered in Harrington for the event, a Delaware tradition for more than 20 years in which students work with classmates and teacher advisors to build model cars powered by solar photovoltaic cells, better known as solar panels. When the Junior Solar Sprint competition came to a close, Pierre S. duPont Middle School of Wilmington was declared the all-around winner for combined speed, design, and presentation. Henry B. duPont Middle School of Hockessin came second, with Fred Fifer III Middle School of Camden third. See additional Junior Solar Sprint results below. Click here for more!


The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Division of Energy & Climate teamed up with the Delaware Technology Student Association (TSA) to host its annual Junior Solar Sprint competition, which  challenges middle school students to build a race car solely powered off of solar power energy. Springer Middle School STEM teacher Stephen Saddler believes that kids getting this hands-on experience is important, while also learning about the basics of STEM, like how a gear works. “They learn how to work in the technical world. They need to know how to use this stuff,” said Saddler. “[Solving] different problems that they have to get through and, even if they don’t, they have fun and that is what matters.” Click here for more!


Middle and high school students throughout Delaware converged on the State Fairgrounds to compete in the 40th Delaware Technology Student Association State Conference Wednesday. Homemade drag-racing cars, rockets, and magnetic levitation devices were all over two exhibit halls, with competitors going after a coveted blue ribbon. Click here for more!


The 40th annual Delaware Technology Student Association (DETSA) conference will be held on April 25-26, 2018 at the State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Attendance over the 2 day conference will reach 1,000 students, advisors, alumni, coordinators, and judges representing business, industry, and post-secondary institutions. Medalists will earn the opportunity to represent Delaware at the International TSA Conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia (June 22-26, 2018) where over 7,000 participants from around the world will attend and compete.

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Open to students enrolled in or who have completed STEM courses, nationally TSA’s membership includes over 250,000 middle and high school students in approximately 2,000 participating schools spanning 48 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in STEM education as both a civic and economic necessity. Members learn through exciting competitive events, practicing leadership skills, and organizing community service activities. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA as a positive influence in their lives. Members of the media are invited to attend the state conference. Contact Mike Fitzgerald by phone at 302.735.4015 (office) or 765.717.3548 (mobile) and via email at: Mike.Fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us.