TSA Facts

    The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit organization for middle and high school students with a strong interest in technology. Since TSA was chartered in 1978 over 2,000,000 students have participated.


    150,000 middle and high school students 2,500 teachers and advisors
    45% female representation 35% minority representation
    75% college-bound 48 state delegations

    The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs.


    National competitive events Leadership lessons
    Annual national conference Annual leadership academy
    Technology Honor Society
    Achievement and recognition programs
    Saywire Online Networking Community  Local, state, regional and national activities
    The Champion Fund The F1 Challenge
    Newsletters, directories, and manuals  Student officer program

    U.S. Department of Education
    National Association of Secondary School Principals
    Association for Career and Technical Education
    Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
    International Technology Education Association
    National Science Foundation
    State education departments
    Local education agencies

    Engineering Alliance – a program of classroom-level competitions and leadership development activities designed specifically for Project Lead The Way (PLTW) affiliated middle and high school pre-engineering instructional programs. This program is offered through a partnership of PLTW, TSA and SkillsUSA.

    STEM Integration - TSA competitions align with national standards for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Correlations for each contest are noted in TSA’s competitive event guides.

    Leadership Skill Integration - The ten core leadership skills found in TSA competitions as defined by the ITEA's Standards for Technological Literacy. These skills are: communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, decision making, ethics, evaluation, organization, problem solving, self esteem, and teamwork. Correlations for leadership skills in each contest are noted in TSA’s competitive event guides.

    The F1 Challenge is an exciting hands-on team competition that features a five step process of designing, analyzing, manufacturing, testing, and racing a 1/20th scale formula one (F1) car. Based on technology standards, the challenge seeks to promote engineering among young people and give them access to the latest technology in the engineering and manufacturing world.

    TSA is a non-partisan, non-sectarian 501(c)3 association of technology students.