---Students from all three counties to compete---
Who: Middle and high school students from across the state
What: Delaware Technology Student Association annual conference
When: Wednesday and Thursday April 20 and 21, 2011
Where: Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington
Why: Students from across the state will gather to demonstrate their skills in a variety of hands-on and minds-on competitive events in content-related demonstrations.
TSA is a youth leadership development organization for students enrolled in Engineering and Technology Education classes. Professionals from many technical fields will serve as judges for the competitive events, which help prepare the students for their roles as leaders for the future.The top students selected will be eligible to represent Delaware at the national TSA conference in Dallas, Texas, this summer.
TSA chapters take the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) beyond the classroom and give students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. Together, chapter members work on competitive events, attend conferences on the state and national levels and organize service projects in the community. Students learn leadership as members and may also become officers within their state and then run nationally. In addition to the competitions that will take place at the conference, voting delegates will select the next slate of state officers.
Media Note: There will be many great opportunities for photography and videography, including students working in underwater robotics, drag-racing cars, etc. Such events may be photographed, but competition rules prevent shooting during student presentations. Please check in with Mike Fitzgerald, education associate for engineering & technology education, when you arrive on site. A schedule of events is attached.
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite #2
Dover, Delaware 19901
Phone: (302) 735-4035
Fax: (302) 739-4654
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