TSA Club

Sponsor - Diane Gaston, dgaston[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us, 303-734-6341 (Voicemail)  
Sponsor - Don Meersman,  dmeersman[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us, 303-734-6345 (Voicemail) 
 

Do you like to build things? Do you like to see how things work? Are you a problem solver that likes to tinker?
If so the Technology Student Association (TSA) Club at Powell may be the club for you.

TSA is designed to further the understanding of all areas of technology from Communications Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Construction Technology, Transportation, Agriculture and Biotechnology, and Power and Energy. Through hands-on project based learning students will be exploring all of these areas of technology; they will integrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), discover career opportunities and strengthen individual and team leadership skills. Students will prepare for individual challenges such as CO2 Dragster Design, Mouse Trap Tractor Pull, Giant Jenga Competition and Flight to group events such as Castle Ballistics, Video Game Design, Video Production and more. Students will compete at the state TSA Competition in February and possibly qualify for the National competition in during the summer. Meetings are held in Room 329 (Information Meeting and Tutorial Meetings) and Room 100 (after school work time and Tutorial).

2018-19 Meeting Dates 

TSA Tuesdays will be from 8:00am-8:40am beginning Tuesday, October 2. We will also schedule the FIRST Thursday of every month during Tutorials to meet. Below are the following dates for TSA. Also note specific deadlines. Some meetings will be REQUIRED for all students attending the STATE Competition. There will also be specific deadlines. If meetings or deadlines are not met you risk being removed from the competition.

September
Sept 20 - TSA information meeting

October
(Note: no meeting/work time on Oct 16 and 23 due to conferences and 8th grade Washington DC trip.)
Tuesday, October 2  TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM - Dues, Fees, Registration Materials MUST be turned in this week. Nominations for Board positions will be accepted. Q&A for any new members.
Thursday, October 4 - TSA Tutorial
Friday, October 5 - ALL FORMS and FEES are due!!!
Tuesday, October 9 TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM - Voting for Board members and sign up for events. All members MUST attend.
Friday, October 12 - Sign up for events. All PAID participants must have their events signed up for. Begin reading through and finding the rules for all of your events.
Tuesday, October 30 TSA Tuesday, 4PM-5PM - Creating Portfolio Templates and LEAP

November
Tuesday, November 6 TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM
Tuesday, November 13 TSA Tuesday, 4PM-5PM
Tuesday, November  27 TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM

December
Tuesday, December 4  TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM
Tuesday, December 11  TSA Tuesday, 4PM-5PM
Tuesday, December 18  TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM

January
Tuesday, January 8 TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM
Tuesday, January 15 TSA Tuesday, 4PM-5PM
Tuesday, January 22 TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM

February
Tuesday, February 5 TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM
Tuesday, February 12 TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM
Tuesday, February 19 TSA Tuesday, 8AM-8:40AM
Tuesday, February 19 TSA Tuesday, 4PM-5PM

February
State TSA Conference February 21-23, 2019
National TSA Conference (Only the top three placed finishers in each event continue onto Nationals.

Resources

  • 2019 Colorado TSA State Conference at the  Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse Street, in Denver

  • Nationals TSA - National TSA Conference is June 28-July 2, and will be held at the Gaylord National Resort – National Harbor near Washington, D.C