• Sponsor: Steven Tselides 
    Next Meetings:
     
    • Nov 4 is teacher work day  no meeting. 
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    • Nov 12 L604 Decide on schedule for meeting with each competition and more information on the competition (rules, etc...).

      -Nov 19th 4:00 VEX Robot Only  L604
       
     What is going on with TSA today?
     
    Freedom TSA went  to the Technology Student Association National Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.  We will have our VEX Robotics teams competing with 48 other states, territories, and international chapters. This is the culminating activity for TSA every year and it is a BLAST!!

    WHAT'S NEXT?
    Freedom H.S. TSA chapter needs fundraiser to take the team to National Conference. We would like your help. If you would like to make a donation please contact Mr. Tselides at stselide@lcps.org or call Freedom High School - (703)957-4300. 
     
    FUNDRAISING
    Freedom High School's TSA needs to raise MONEY to go to Orlando, Florida to compete at the TSA 2013 National Conference. Please consider helping us to get to Nationals by make a donation to the Freedom TSA chapter.
     
    OFFICER ELECTIONS
     
    Freedom TSA Executive Officers 2013-2014
    PresidentsRahul Snelat
    Vice PresidentsAlex Tran
    SecretaryCalvin Tran
    TreasurerBilly Pratt
    HistorianJamie Gurra
    Parliamentarian         Rahul Kamaroutho                                               
    Reporter   Pedro Dejesus     
    Sargent of ArmsZaid Younossi
     
    What is TSA?
    The Technology Student Association (TSA), formerly AIASA, is the oldest student organization dedicated exclusively to students grades K-12. It has a rich history that spans three decades. Three distinct periods may be found in TSA's history. During the period from 1958 to 1978, the American Industrial Arts Student Association (AIASA) was a sponsored activity of the American Industrial Arts Association (AIAA). In 1978, the nonprofit corporation, AIASA, Inc., was formed to oversee AIASA as a separate organization. During the decade that followed, the organization grew in size, strength, structure, and impact on students and secondary school programs. The summer of 1988 closed this third decade as AIASA reached another milestone, a change in the organization's name: the Technology Student Association (TSA).
     
    Freedom High School
    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. Expert judging by technology educators and industry representatives inspires the best from participants. Members are rewarded not only with medals or trophies, but also with memories of the camaraderie and the challenge of a TSA Conference.
     
    Northern Virginia is the largest region for Virginia TSA, we have a strong showing at the state competition - Technosphere, every year. We also strive to prepare our students for the next level - TSA National Conference.  Each year, the national conference is held in a different state in the United States. Last year, it was held in Dallas,TX, this year it will be held in Orlando, Fl. More information can be found on the National TSA website (link below). This organization is an opportunity for students - young men and young women, to network with other students, Intorduce themselves to people in industry, and learn leadership skills. TSA is not just about Technology, its about make students life-long learners and global citizens.
     
    Regional Leadership Conference and Competitions
    Mount Vernon High School
    March 1, 2014
    7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
     
    State Leadership Conference and Competitions
    Richmond Convention Center
    May 2-4, 2014
     
    National Leadership Conference and Competitions
    Gaylord National Conference Center
    National Harbor, Maryland
    June 27-July 1, 2014
     
    Click on the Link below to go to the Virginia TSA Website.

    Technology Student Association

     
    To go to the National TSA website, click on the following link:
    www.tsaweb.org
    For more information about the Freedom High School chapter of TSA, please contact the sponsors found at the top of the page.
     
Last Modified on November 5, 2014