ABOUT TSA

The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students work on projects as part of our class and can also work on personal projects that qualify based on the rulebooks below. The regional competition is in March, state competition in April, and national competition in June. For the past several years, our numbers that qualify for each level have grown along with our successes.

TSA Competition Awards

Our TSA chapter has been under new management since 2015. Being a component of our STEM Academy, we expanded our participation in the competitions with great success, improving every year. Here are our results:

2015 - 2016

    • Regional results
      • 11- 1st place, 9- 2nd place, 9- 3rd place ribbons
    • State results
      • 9- 1st place, 8- 2nd place, 7- 3rd place medals
    • National results
      • Children's Stories - National Qualifier

Our national qualifier Children's Story book

Abby the abacus, through the ages. Follow along in the life of Abby as she develops from an abacus, to a simple calculator, and then a computer.

2016 - 2017

    • Regional results -
      • 35 - 1st place, 19 - 2nd place, 14 - 3rd place ribbons
    • State results- 2nd place Outstanding Middle School
      • 23 - 1st place, 21 - 2nd place, 16 - 3rd place medals
    • National results
      • Career Prep/Interview - national qualifier
      • Children Stories - national qualifier
      • Leadership strategies - national qualifier
      • Prepared Speech - national qualifier
      • Problem Solving - national qualifier
      • TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, & Science) - National Qualifier

Individual wood project

One of our students created a bookshelf resembling a tree. The branches were the shelves and the backdrop was painted with chalkboard paint, allowing the user to decorate it as they wished. It was a popular stopping point at the competition for attendees to include their artwork.

2017 - 2018

    • Regional results - 3rd place overall Outstanding Middle School
      • Naveen Cunha - Outstanding Middle School Teacher of Brazos Valley TSA
      • 46 - 1st place, 31 - 2nd place, 24 - 3rd place ribbons
    • State results - 2nd place Outstanding Middle School
      • 41 - 1st place, 38 - 2nd place, 15 - 3rd place medals
      • Dragster— Top 10 in Texas
      • Problem Solving— 2nd in Texas
      • Structural Engineering— Top 10 in Texas
      • TEAMS — 2nd in Texas
      • Technical Design— 2nd in Texas
    • National results
      • Dragster— National Qualifier
      • Problem Solving— 4th place in the NATION!
      • Structural Engineering— National Qualifier
      • TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, & Science)— National Qualifier
      • Technical Design— National Qualifier

2018 - 2019

    • Regional results
      • 47-1st place, 39-2nd place, 34- 3rd place ribbons
    • State results - 2nd place Outstanding Middle School
      • 31 - 1st place , 26 - 2nd place, 26 - 3rd place, 22 - 4th place, 22 - 5th place
      • career prep - Top 5 in the state
      • dragster- Top 5 in the state
      • essays on technology - 2nd in state
      • flight- 2nd in state
      • forensic technology - 3rd in state
      • leadership strategies - 1st in state
      • medical technology - 1st in state
      • problem solving - 1st in state
      • website - 3rd in state
      • technical design- 2nd in state

312 projects taken to regionals (most of any Middle School in the region)

276 projects advanced to the State competition in Ft. Worth on April 25th

167 of those 276 placed in the top 5!

  • National Results
    • TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, & Science) — 7th place in the nation Digital Media, 6th place in the nation Design and Build, 7th place Overall in the nation
    • Essays on Technology - 9th in the nation
    • Leadership Strategies - 7th in the nation
    • Flight - national qualifier
    • Forensic technology - national qualifier
    • Medical Technologies - national qualifier
    • Problem Solving - national qualifier
    • Technical Design - national qualifier
    • Website Design - national qualifier

2019 - 2020

  • Regional Results
    • 1st place - 40 projects
    • 2nd place - 26 projects
    • 3rd place - 22 projects
    • 4th place - 14 projects
    • 5th place - 15 projects

So a total of 117 projects out of 179 had a top five finish. We were excited about taking projects to state as well as competing in new events such as VEX IQ. Several students were preparing for National Qualifying Events.

Our TEAMS team had the best success yet:

  • 1st-multiple choice
  • 1st-essay
  • 1st-design and build
  • 1st-STATE - automatically qualified for nationals

Due to Covid 19, the state and national competition did not take place. We look forward to continuing the success of SFA TSA next year.

In other exciting news, former SFA TSA president, Caroline McCall, was elected state TSA president. We are proud of ALL of our students and the leaders they are becoming.

Other Awards

2018 Program Excellence Award

2019 Naveen Cunha - Teacher Excellence Award

2018 Outstanding CTE Program of the Year


2019 Texas State Chapter Excellence Award

2019 Parker Knutson - Texas Advisor of the Year