The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national , non-profit organization of middle and high school students who are engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Since TSA was chartered in 1978, nearly 4,000,000 student members have participated through challenging competitions, leadership opportunities, and community service.
TSA provides rules and guidelines for nearly 80 middle and high school competitions held at the annual national TSA conference. Alabama conducts on average 42 of these events at their state conference. Students are challenged to use and improve their STEM skills in both team and individual events in such areas as: communications, design and engineering, environmental systems, transportation, and manufacturing/construction. All competitions are aligned with STEM standards, ten core leadership skills (communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, decision making, ethics, evaluation, organization, problem solving, self-esteem, and teamwork), and the 16 Career Clusters.
With over 5,000 members annually, Alabama TSA continues to show steady growth.