John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high school students in the Tyler ISD chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) recently competed in the East Texas Regional TSA Competition. Forty students competed in 196 different project and onsite events, with 147 events advancing to the State TSA Competition in Ft. Worth.
Students competed in events such as Technological Research, Systems Robotic Control, Technology Problem Solving, Tech Bowl, CADD Engineering, CADD Architecture, Technology Children’s Stories, Transportation - Aerospace presentations, Promotional Design, Prepared Speech on Technological Issues, Extemporaneous Speech, On-Demand Video, Graphic Solutions, Photographic Design, Catapult Design, CO2 Dragsters and Research Racers; and numerous projects, such as, recycling, woodworking, metal art, CAD architecture and engineering, 3D printing, photography, desktop publishing, and many more.
“Students have worked all year to complete the many projects by giving up their personal time to attend weekly meetings after school,” DeAnna Molloy, TSA sponsor, said. “We have two students who will be competing for a TSA scholarship. “
In addition to all of the advanced events, 12 teams of students will be eligible to advance in National Qualifying events from the state competition. If they advance, the National Event will be held in Atlanta, GA in June 2018.