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Programs and Initiatives

Junior Solar Sprint A national STEM-based program, funded by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program, that empowers teachers, mentors, and community members to engage 4th – 8th grade youth in designing, building, and racing model solar cars.

Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS)  – An annual STEM competition providing students in middle schools and high schools the opportunity to discover engineering. Students work together in teams and use practical applications of math and science to answer engineering questions about everyday, real-world challenges.

TSA VEX Robotics Competition – An engaging robotics competition in which students further their knowledge and skills in STEM areas. This competition is a collaborative effort of TSA and VEX Robotics, Inc.

UNITE – A four-to-six week summer program, funded by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program, that encourages high school students to pursue college-level studies -- and ultimately, careers -- in engineering and related STEM fields. 

Verizon Innovative App Challenge A competition offering middle and high school students the opportunity to use their creativity, ingenuity, and STEM knowledge to create a mobile app concept that meets a school or community need. The goal is to provide an engaging, empowering learning experience to increase student interest and knowledge in STEM and mobile technology fields.

Recognition and Affiliation

  • U.S. Department of Education, state departments of education, and local education agencies
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
  • International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)
  • Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
  • Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
  • Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)
  • American Cancer Society (TSA’s national service project partner)


TSA is a non-partisan, non-sectarian 501(c)(3) national association of STEM students

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