What Is TSA?
The Technology Student Association is an American student organization consisting of roughly 180000 members, dedicated to promoting STEM subjects in high and middle schools. Currently, almost every sub-unit to be part of the TSA family is American except for three German chapters (Ostwald TSA being one of them) and TSA Turkey (since 2012).
Students taking part in TSA are working on projects related to different subjects including engineering, computer science snd creative subjects as well as biology and other technology-related disciplines. The final aim is to take part in the National Conference, annually held in or near a major city in the United States, where the teams compete against each other with their project work completed throughout the school year.
However, TSA is not only about the competitive events. Rather than that, it helps its members in gaining skills in both technological and social areas, as most of the projects are handled in team work. There are also various opportunities to become a leader on regional, state and national level, allowing members to train their organization and leadership abilities and to give back something to TSA.
And last but not least, TSA offers, of course, fun at giving young students the chance to work and socialize with other students from within their school or even beyond the borders of the US.
The TSA ultimately prepares students for starting a career in technological fields equipping them with practical knowledge and management skills, in order to give them the confidence they need to succeed in life.