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  1. Invite a speaker from a local STEM business or higher education institution to talk to your chapter about the speaker's work in the field.
  2. If you are part of a high school chapter, set up a meeting with a middle school chapter to share ideas, get to know each other, and participate in a Q&A session; if you are part of a middle school chapter, set up a meeting with a local high school chapter to share ideas, get to know each other, and participate in a Q&A session.
  3. Visit a high school or a middle school that may be interested in starting a new TSA chapter.
  4. Visit an elementary school and lead a class in an age-appropriate STEM activity.
  5. Learn more about the duties of your state TSA officers and state advisor; update them on your chapter's progress.
  6. Wear TSA T-shirts and other swag throughout the week to promote your chapter.
  7. Show appreciation for your advisor with: a thank you card signed by everyone in your chapter; a cake; and/or a special shoutout during the school’s morning announcements. See more ideas in this link to celebrate TSA Advisor Appreciation Week; now is the time to prepare for the February event!
  8. Make a promotional video for your TSA chapter (good practice for the On Demand Video competition).
  9. Organize a canned food/clothing drive and donate the collected items to a local organization benefiting those in need.
  10. Set up a STEM Movie Night with your chapter (see movie list below), then spark a discussion with your chapter by asking the following questions:
  • What did I like or not like about this movie? Why?
  • What was accurate/inaccurate?
  • Was this movie successful in representing STEM fields? Why or why not?

STEM Movie List (all movies should be approved by your advisor before viewing):

  1. A Beautiful Mind (PG-13)
  2. Apollo 13 (PG)
  3. Gravity (PG-13)
  4. Hidden Figures (PG)
  5. Interstellar (PG-13)
  6. Moneyball (PG-13)
  7. October Sky (PG)
  8. The Right Stuff (PG)
  9. Wall-E (G)