Technology Student Association

TSA 2014-15

    Welcome to the Martin L. Nesbitt Discovery Academy TSA chapter page! TSA is an extracurricular yet profoundly beneficial organization for our students that allows them to further pursue their own interests in STEM fields. Students will be given opportunities to take their STEm learning to the next level through engaging weekly activities held after school on various days from any number of Discovery Academy Advisors. Central to TSA are numerous competitive events, as well as opportunities for building leadership skills, and the experience is an advantage on higher education applications! 

                                   WEEKLY SCHEDULE

    TSA will meet often throughout the year after school on various days depending on TSA advisor schedules. This schedule will be available on the TSA Canvas course. Every student has access to this calendar. They can also add parent emails (note: we are testing this feature now. I can only directly add parents as observers to Canvas courses who have bcs email addresses). 

    The reason we have some flexible time within are schedule is as follows:

    #1. Providing only ONE day a week for club time is a disservice to students who cannot attend on that day (lots of complaints about that last year). 

    #2. Allowing advisors to run activities and events on days that work for them during the week allows multiple days during the week TSA members can be active, and provides more opportunities for vareties of activities. 

    #3 Gives parent volunteers some flexible options to get involved. (We would love to begin to see this happening)

    #4 Guests from the Community or Sponsors have more options as well.

    The key to this working is of Students and Parents keep an eye on both the Informational email, and the Canvas Calendar. 

    Please feel free to email me with questions and concerns about this scheduling.

                              TSA LEADERSHIP

    We will certainly have students functioning in leadership positions during their Senior year: President, Vice President, Seargant At Arms, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter. And Prospective Officer Internships 10th and 11th grade years. We NEED parent support, and will be creating a TSA Parent's committee, so I would love to hear from parents who can get involved! Please email me about any questions you may have.

    Please visit the link below to find out more about TSA:


     I would like students start thinking about 2 events they would be interested in: 1 that involves producing a working product (Flight/Glider, Video Game, etc.), and 1 event that involves some research and prep for public presentation (i.e. career prep, debate, etc.). Remember many events require teamwork.



    A Little More About The Technology Student Association


    Who Are TSA Members?

    The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 200,000 middle and high school students in over 2,000 schools spanning 49 states


    TSA chapters take the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) beyond the classroom and give students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. Together, chapter members work on competitive events, attend conferences on the state and national levels and have a good time raising funds to get there. Chapter organization develops leadership, as members may become officers within their state and then run nationally. Our chapters are committed to a national service project and are among the most service-oriented groups in the community.


    Imagine an activity so captivating that your students spend hours working on it after school for weeks at a time. That’s what happens when TSA members engage in TSA’s competitions. Only TSA members have the opportunity to compete at exciting state conferences and then at the annual National Conference.