|Theme and Problems|
Available at https://tsaweb.org/competitions-programs/tsa/high-school-competitions
Theme: Create a 3D animation that illustrates the impact of humans on the environment.
Theme: Create an Animatronic exhibit for a national park
Theme: The use of biotechnology in sports
Take a written parliamentary procedures test in order to qualify for the semifinals, in which they complete an opening ceremony, items of business, parliamentary actions, and a closing ceremony within a specified time period.
Theme: Design a “choose your own adventure” book for children ages 5-8
Respond to an annual coding-related design challenge by developing a software program that will accurately address an onsite problem in a specified, limited amount of time.
|Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Architecture|
Use complex computer graphic skills, tools, and processes to develop representations of architectural subjects, such as foundation and/or floor plans, and/or elevation drawings, and/or details of architectural ornamentation or cabinetry.
|Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Engineering|
Use complex computer graphic skills, tools, and processes to develop three-dimensional representations of engineering subjects such as a machine part, tool, device, or manufactured product.
|Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)|
Students will design and create an original model of one of the simple machines that a teacher can use for a demonstration in class . All designs must be the original work of the students. Pre-made kits and designs will be disqualified.
|Debating Technological Issues|
Theme: Smartphones and Tablets in the Hands of Small Children (Ages 0-8)
|Digital Video Production||Theme: A Mystery Film|
There are no special specifications or theme for 2020. Refer to the event’s regulations and procedures for all specifications.
Identify a need in a developing country and design a project that will empower that community to meet basic human needs (for ideas, check out: Engineers Without Borders and other similar organizations that are helping people build better, safer communities
|Essays on Technology|
Write a research-based essay (using two or more sources provided onsite) that makes insightful connections about a current technological topic
Verbally communicate their knowledge of technology or TSA subjects by giving a speech after drawing a card on which a technology or TSA topic is written.
|Fashion Design and Technology|
Students must design and create three (3) garments to fit the theme "Futuristic Formal Wear". Students will need to integrate technology into each one of their garments. This can include but not limited to; lights, sound and mechanical elements.
Analyze flight principles with a rubber band-powered model aircraft.
|Future Technology Teacher|
Investigate technology education preparation programs in higher education and test their potential as a future technology educator
Produce an original musical piece that is designed to be played during the National TSA Conference opening or closing general sessions.
|On Demand Video( canceled for this year)|
Write, shoot, and edit a 60–second video onsite during the conference.
Participants must create a portfolio featuring five (5) pictures at local sporting events. The events must be sporting events found in the 2020 Olympics.
Deliver an oral presentation, using a digital slide deck, on a topic provided onsite.
Use computerized graphic communications layout and design skills in the production of a promotional resource for TSA.
|Scientific Visualization (SciVis)|
Use either 2D or 3D computer graphics tools and design processes to communicate, inform, analyze, and/or illustrate a STEM topic, idea, subject, or concept.
Use knowledge of cutting-edge technologies, algorithm design, problem-solving principles, effective communication, and collaborative teamwork to design, implement, test, and document a software development project of educational or social value.
|Structural Design and Engineering||To be discussed|
|System Control Technology|
Work onsite to develop a computer-controlled model-solution to a problem, typically one from an industrial setting. Teams analyze the problem, build a computer-controlled mechanical model, program the model.
Demonstrate their knowledge of TSA and concepts addressed in the technology content standards by completing a written, objective test. Semifinalist teams participate in question/response, head-to-head team competition.
|Technology Problem Solving|
Use their skills in problem solving to develop a finite solution to a problem provided onsite.
Theme: A manned surface exploration vehicle for the Moon or Mars. Consideration must be shown or explained regarding how the vehicle will be transported and assembled at the destination.
|VEX Robotics (EDR)|
|Video Game Design|
Theme: A sporting game centered around the 2020 Olympics
|Webmaster||Embracing Electric Vehicles|
|Board Game Design|
Develop, build, and package a board game that focuses on the subject of their choice. The game should be interesting, exciting, visually appealing, and intellectually challenging.