Last month, Utah TSA (Technology Student Association) first place state winners competed at the 2015 National TSA Conference in Dallas, Texas. Middle/junior high and high school student members participated in 60 competitive events. Each event was based on principles and concepts they learned through projects during the school year in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects.
At the conference, more than 21 middle/junior high and high school student members placed in the top ten in the nation for their exceptional achievement in 19 technology-based competitive events. Among these winners were two high school students who placed first in four VEX Robotics competitions, and one middle school student who placed first in the System Control Technology competition.
FIRST PLACE – High School
VEX Robotics – Combined Skills
VEX Robotics – Excellence Award
VEX Robotics – Head-to-Head
VEX Robotics – Robot Skills
COOPER GRAY and ADAM JOHNSON (Davis High School)
FIRST PLACE – Middle/Junior High School
System Control Technology
JAY CLIFT (Oak Canyon Junior High school)
HERE is the list of contest results.
TSA is the only student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology and engineering classes in grades 7-12. TSA fosters personal growth, leadership training, career development, teamwork, community service, competitive events, and student recognition to supplement the curriculum in technology and engineering. Utah has 3,279 members in 53 chapters.