The Technology Student Association (TSA) offers middle school (MS) and high school (HS) students who are interested in Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT), opportunities to apply their skills and knowledge through relevant competitions and leadership activities, as well as to expand their 21st century skills.
TSA COMPUTER SCIENCE COMPETITIONS
TSA CS competitions are designed to be integrated into an existing CS curriculum.
The TSA competitive events guide includes a crosswalk of commonly accepted national standards for the areas of science, technology, and mathematics, as well as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET, Inc.) criteria, which accredit higher education engineering programs and TSA competitions. A crosswalk with the Computer Science Teachers Association CS standards is anticipated in 2020.
TSA COMPUTER SCIENCE FAQs
“In the TSA Software Development competition, I worked with a team of coders to achieve a common goal—which has helped to improve my teamwork and communication skills. This experience inspired me to choose Computer Science as my college major.”
—Andrew T., Georgia
“TSA brings an added dimension to my Computer Science classroom. Students use what they are learning to compete in areas such as coding and software development—and at the same time—develop crucial 21st century skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. I can’t think of another program that combines rigorous, intracurricular competitions with the universal leadership skills necessary for tomorrow’s careers.”
—Tammy V., South Carolina
“TSA student members are more mature and focused than other people their age. It is obvious that they appreciate and enjoy the experience of participating in TSA’s STEM-based competitions. I attended a STEM-focused high school. Now that I am working in the cybersecurity industry, I would have greatly benefited from participating in an organization such as TSA.”
—Kevin C., New York