TSA in Idaho
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. Open to Idaho students enrolled in, or who have completed, Engineering Technology Education or related Technology courses. Idaho TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. TSA chapters take the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) beyond the classroom, and give students the chance to pursue academic challenges, technology based career development events & leadership opportunities.
Idaho TSA was chartered in 1978 when TSA was the American Industrial Arts Student Association (AIASA Inc.). In 1988 AIASA changed its name to Technology Student Association (TSA). Today TSA has over 233,000 middle and high school students, 2500 teachers (advisors), in over 2000 schools, in 49 States.
Benefits of Being a TSA Member
- Enhance technological literacy.
- Work on complex activities from start to finish.
- Compete on local, state, and national levels.
- Develop leadership skills through TSA's customized program, LEAP.
- Explore STEM career options.
- Attend organized meetings.
- Meet and work with business and industry leaders.
- Network with students and teachers with similar interests from across the United States.
- Contribute time and effort to a national service project.
- Receive national membership communications, including emails and the online TSA newsletter.
- Gain recognition through TSA’s honor society and scholarships.
- Have a voice in a national organization that is helping to shape the future of technology and engineering education.
National TSA Week
This year, National TSA Week is set for October 7-11, 2019, and is a great opportunity for your chapter to create awareness of TSA in your school and community, and to showcase your activities and accomplishments.
National TSA Week is about student members and the hard work your chapter is doing while "learning to lead in a technical world." Check out 10 Ways to Celebrate National TSA Week. In addition, incorporate the official 2019-2020 Idaho TSA Week hashtag (#TSAWeekIdaho) in your Idaho TSA-related posts, and follow us (@idaho_tsa) to see posts of the themes for each day of National TSA Week:
- My TSA Monday: Share what being a TSA member means to you. What have you learned? How has being a TSA member changed your plans for the future? What do you hope to accomplish in TSA this school?
- Teammate Tuesday: Post a photo of you and your chapter teammate(s), perhaps attending a conference, working together on a competition, conducting a meeting, participating in a leadership session or community service, etc.
- Learning to Lead Wednesday: Post a photo of anything TSA-related and explain how you are learning to lead in a technical world.
- Throwback Thursday: Post a favorite TSA photo of you and/or your chapter from your early years in TSA, perhaps attending your first TSA conference or working on your first competition.
- Forever TSA Friday: Post a collage of your TSA chapter photos.