B.S. Engineering Physics and M.S. Mechanical Engineering (expected Spring 2019), Colorado School of Mines
Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
What did you gain in TSA?
Being a member of TSA taught me so many valuable skills that helped me become a successful college student. From technical skills—such as problem solving, 3D design, and fabrication practices—to the soft skills of teamwork and communication, TSA helped me to realize that a common goal can be reached working one-on-one, or through teamwork. TSA also gave me the strong friend group that I am still a part of today.
What advice do you have for current TSA student members?
Know that TSA is more than competitions. Get involved in community service. Another favorite TSA activity at the high school-level for me was working on American Cancer Societyfundraisers such as Relay for Life. Also, consider continuing your TSA support after graduation through a TSA alumni association; volunteering as a judge, speaker, or workshop presenter at state conferences; or mentoring chapters.