Delaware TSA (DETSA) State Officers Participated in International Coastal Cleanup day on Saturday September 17, sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. DETSA State Officers, joined with Delaware SkillsUSA State Officers, cleaned the shore line beneath the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge. Delaware’s Cleanup is also part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest annual clearing of trash from coastlines and lakes by volunteers.


Students enrolled in a Career and Technical Education state approved program of study have the opportunity to attend the annual Fall Leadership Conference being held in Dover at Delaware State University on November 1-2, 2016. Students will gain skills in leadership through a series of results driven workshops with a range of topics to include networking, financial literacy, team building, community service, and professionalism. In addition, State Officers from each student organization will kick the day off by facilitating an informative workshop related to their respective organization. Fall semester momentum peaks at the Fall Leadership Conference as members, advisors, and guests come together to celebrate their success and develop their leader within!

Online registration will open September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Each chapter may bring up to six students. Dress code will be business casual (polo shirt, khaki pants, and closed toed shoes). Additional registration information will be forthcoming.

Location

Delaware State University (Education and Humanities Building)

Time

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration Fee

$25.00

Dates

High School: November 1, 2016
Middle School: November 2, 2016

Food Drive Benefit

Bring your canned goods to the conference!

Sponsors

  • Delaware State University
  • Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education
  • Delaware Department of Education

Registration

Register here: https://www.registermychapter.com/ctso/de/Main.asp by September 30

Download the Flyer

Save the Date FLC 2016.pdf


Delaware TSA state officers joined Delaware SkillsUSA to create their annual work plans and participate in team-building activities. The training was held at the Mallard Lodge in Smyrna, DE, from August 10-12.

The work plan includes all of the goals that Delaware TSA will seek to accomplish over the 2016-2017 school year, with tasks divided into the categories of Leadership, Service, and Communication. In addition, state officers participated in a variety of activities, including canoeing and a bonfire.

The state officers are looking forward to serving the membership of Delaware TSA during the 2016-2017 school year and would like to wish all members a successful year.


From June 28 to July 2, more than 150 students, advisors, and parents from Delaware Technology Student Association (TSA) attended the 2016 TSA National Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. This National Conference was the largest in TSA history, with more than 7500 individuals in attendance from across the country. It also had the largest conference attendance in Delaware TSA history. More than 110 Delaware TSA members competed in over 60 Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) focused competitive events during the conference such as medical technology, electrical applications, structural design and engineering, promotional graphics, essays on technology website design, video game design, robotics, system control technology, and more.

Highlights include:

  • Delaware students earned 15 top ten national honors.
  • Kristen Zeman (Lake Forest High School) and Laura Barnas (Postlethwait Middle School) were recognized as national Chapter Advisors of the Year.
  • Talia Collier and Anna Patterson of H. B. duPont Middle School earned the Gold achievement award.
  • P.S. duPont Middle School was recognized as a purple level school for raising more than $2000 to support the fight against cancer. Caesar Rodney High School was recognized as a silver level school for raising more than $500 in contribution to the American Cancer Society with student led community service activities through Relay for Life.

Delaware’s Results:

Place Event School District
1st Electrical Applications H.B. duPont Middle School Red Clay Consolidated
2nd Challenging Technology Issues P.S. duPont Middle School Brandywine
2nd Problem Solving Postlethwait Middle School Caesar Rodney
2nd Video Game Design Newark Charter High School Newark Charter
3rd Essays on Technology Newark Charter High School Newark Charter
3rd Website Design H.B. duPont Middle School Red Clay Consolidated
3rd Structural Design and Engineering A.I. duPont High School Red Clay Consolidated
4th Prepared Presentation Cab Calloway School of the Arts (HS) Red Clay Consolidated
5th Promotional Graphics Cab Calloway School of the Arts (HS) Red Clay Consolidated
6th Promotional Marketing H.B. duPont Middle School Red Clay Consolidated
6th Webmaster Cab Calloway School of the Arts (HS) Red Clay Consolidated
7th System Control Technology Postlethwait Middle School Caesar Rodney
9th On Demand Video Newark Charter High School Newark Charter
10th Essays on Technology P.S. duPont Middle School Brandywine
10th Medical Technology H.B. duPont Middle School Red Clay Consolidated

 

Participating Schools:

  • A.I. duPont High School
  • Cab Calloway School of Arts Middle School
  • Cab Calloway School of Arts High School
  • Caesar Rodney High School
  • Concord High School
  • Conrad School of Science Middle School
  • Conrad School of Science High School
  • Fifer Middle School
  • Gauger-Cobbs Middle School
  • H.B. duPont Middle School
  • Indian River High School
  • Lake Forest High School
  • MOT Charter Middle School
  • MOT Charter High School
  • Newark Charter High School
  • P.S. duPont Middle School
  • Postlethwait Middle School
  • Seaford Senior High School
  • Selbyville Middle School

Delaware TSA would like to thank and congratulate all of the students, teachers, and parents who helped to make this conference possible. If anyone has pictures they would be willing to share from the TSA National Conference, please email them to cwagaman@detsa.org. We hope to put together an album from the National Conference.

For more details about national TSA please visit www.tsaweb.org.


The Delaware Technology Student Association (DE TSA) State Conference was held on April 13-14, 2016 with nearly 800 students, advisors, and judges from 35 chapters from across the state to participate with nearly 1773 total contest entries in 65 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 2016 contest winners can be found here (updated 4/29). Additionally the DETSA Voting Delegates from each chapter elected state officers to provide leadership for the organization in the 2016-17 school year.

  • Johnny Bui, President
  • Sherry Kumar, Vice President
  • Thomas Canning, Secretary
  • Alex Argo, Treasurer
  • Connor Wagaman, Reporter
  • Tyler Rouwhorst, Sergeant-At-Arms

Student finalists who were honored may additionally earn the opportunity to represent Delaware at the 38th Annual National TSA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee to be held from June 28 – to July 2 where nearly 7,000 other students who have qualified from around the world will participate.

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.