The 2019 National TSA Conference is well underway near Washington, D.C. one of the country's most educational destinations.
A special reminder! July 1st, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the RiverView Ballroom Class of 2019 and alumni will join the CompTIA Pro Senior Night Celebration. Attendees will enjoy ice cream sundaes, giant games, a photo booth, and a chance to win tech prizes. They also can learn more about IT education and careers.

Sunday, June 30, 2019
The General Session II/Recognition Assembly included a performance by TSA alumna Tiffany Ashton . Campaign speeches were delivered by the 2019 –2020 n ational TSA officer candidates.
Recognitions were announced:
  • Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Laura Hummell (posthumously), Pennsylvania | Dr. Lynn Basham, Virginia
  • Dr. Bob Hanson Distinguished Student Award: Ms. Brooke Slone, Georgia
  • Goodheart-Willcox State Advisor of the Year Award: Mr. Justin Lauer, Florida
  • William P. Elrod Memorial Scholarship Award Mr. Herman Gonzalez, Florida
  • National TSA Alumni Association Collegiate Scholarship Award: Ms. Emily Hummell, West Virginia
  • Distinguished Service Award: Mr. Jim Hogan, Missouri
  • Dr. Harvey Dean Outstanding Recognition Award: Mr. Ervin Connary, New Hampshire
Ms. Karen Rubenstein of the American Cancer Society and Ms. Maggie Buswick —c ancer survivor and a member of the ACS Volunteer Leadership Team recognized Silver ($500+), Gold ($1,000+), and Purple ($2,000+) fundraising winners. They also congratulated the 2018 2019 Spirit of Service Awards recipients:
  • Highest Fundraising Chapter: Boyertown Area Senior High School, Montgomery, PA
  • State with Highest Collective Fundraising Total: Pennsylvania
  • State with the Most Participating Chapters: Oklahoma
  • Top Fundraising Region: Region 2
  • States with Highest Fundraising Per Capita: 1. South Carolina 2. Virginia 3. North Carolina
The TSA Partner Hub put a spotlight on Apprenticeship.gov, Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), CompTIA, Computer Science for TSA, International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), and Wiley.

The Meet and Greet featured the 2019–2020 National TSA Officer Candidates, 2018–2019 National TSA Officers, LEAP Legacy Chapter National Semifinalists, Ms. Ashton, and representatives from:

  • American Cancer Society
  • APIA (Asian and Pacific-Islander American) Scholars
  • Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) | Engineering and Technology Education Division (eTED)
  • Chief Architect Software
  • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
  • Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering
  • Goodheart-Willcox
  • Liberty University
  • Science, Naturally!
  • Stokes Educational Services
  • TechGirlz
  • Technology Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA)
  • Virginia Tech Academy of Integrated Science (VTAIS)
Special Interest Sessions offered a closer look at topics including "Inspiring Middle School Girls to Explore Tech," "3D Home Design Software in the Classroom," Jumpstarting Your STEM Startup," "What's the Best Path to a Career in IT?" "How Will Driverless Vehicles Operate?" New Middle School Events," and "Special Interest Session: Junior Solar Sprint (JSS)."
As part of the 2019 TSA VEX Robotics National Championship , the TSA VEX IQ Challenge (VIQC) top 10 middle school teams squared off Sunday in Prince George's Exhibition Hall A. This year's theme was "Next Level."

Monday, July 1, 2019
On Monday, voting delegate seating began bright and early for the election of the 2019 –2020 national TSA officer team. Voting took place via the 2019 National TSA Conference mobile app. That's followed by the General Session III/Annual Business Meeting at 9 a.m.
Engineering careers; technology and engineering ed in higher ed; and world-class K to 16 STEM opportunities are just some of topics that will be covered in Special Interest Sessions 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in various locations.

The Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) Semifinals take off at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Orchard Terrace.
The Advisor Update Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Cherry Blossom Ballroom .
LEAP /The Student Leadership Challenge Professional Leadership Training will be held Monday in Chesapeake Conference Rooms D/E . At 11:30 a.m. , Mr. Gary M. Morgan will share "Leading in Middle School and Beyond ." At 2 p.m. , he will cover "Leading in High School and Beyond ." See the complete schedule .
The TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) Awards Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. in the Potomac Ballroom.

Communications
  1. *Download the free mobile app, “TSA Mobile Schedule,” on these links for Apple or Android. Then, click "yes" to accept push notifications so that we may keep you informed of conference happenings. To customize the app, TSA members will need a username, which is the conference ID number on your conference name badge, and a mobile password, which is set by your chapter advisor. (Chapter advisors only: click here to set your mobile password. Enter your username and password to create and save a mobile password to share with your chapter members.)
  2. Only during the conference, send your question, comment, or concern to the national TSA staff via conference@tsaweb.org. This email address will be active and monitored through July 2, 2019.
3. The  Information Desk is open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday at the Potomac Registration Desk A in the Potomac Ballroom Foyer.

4. Visit the 2019 National TSA Conference Store. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in Camellia 3 and 4.

5. Lights out! The curfew is at 10 p.m.
Thank you for joining us! For more information see the 2019 National TSA Conference webpage or download the program .
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