Please make sure to look at the Texas TSA Rulebook concerning NQE limits. Each event has different limits on how many entries may advance per region.
On January 20th, 2017 the NQE HS section of the rulebook was updated. Corrections were made on the limits for Engineering Design and Future Technology Teacher.
Minimum dress requirements for NQEs at State Contest will be General Session attire as outlined by National TSA.
1. Button-up shirt with collar or Polo – official TSA shirt is preferred but not required. Shirts/jackets should be free of logos and the only exceptions are the National TSA logo and/or school logo.
2. Dress skirt or pants
3. Dress shoes or dress boots – females can wear open-toe shoes or sandals
Exceptions to rule:Chapter Team Event; Extemp & Prepared Presentation; Debating Technological Issues. The above events require a higher standard of dress. No Polo’s allowed. Tie highly encouraged for boys.
Chapter teams must meet dress code as outlined in TSA National Competitive Events guide. No exceptions allowed.
Remember your team can be penalized for not following dress codes rules in all NQE events. The National TSA 2016-2017 Dress Code http://www.tsaweb.org/Dress-Code
- Please use this link to pre-submit for Webmaster, Website Design, and Video Game Design MS. Please make sure you submit your digital entries before TUESDAY- April 4, 2017 @ 11:59pm – Central Standard Time.
VEX is a robotics competition for both High School and Middle School. For the 2016-2017 school year, the limits on VEX have changed. Each region is now limited to eight teams and each chapter may register two teams if they qualify. Teams must be registered through robotevents.com by February 1st, 2016. Please use the following link to register for the State 2017. Registration will close on April 3rd, 2017.
Junior Solar Sprint is a Middle School event that allows students to apply STEM concepts, creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills as they design, construct, and race a solar-powered model car. Each Middle School chapter may bring two teams to State without competing or advancing at a regional competition.
Other events from National TSA:
- Verizon App challenge
- The App Challenge is a competition for middle and high school students. Working with an advisor, teams of students will use STEM skills, knowledge, ingenuity and creativity to develop and submit an original mobile app concept that addresses a real need or problem in their school or community
- This event has its own set of deadlines and rules. More information can be found here. The deadline for submissions is November 18, 2016.
- TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) is a one-day competition for students in middle and high school that allows them to apply their knowledge of skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to issues facing our global society.
- Teams of 4 to 8 students work together to answer multiple choice and short essay questions based on a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge theme. The 2016 competition will include topics such as optics, space and genomics.
- The competitions occur at a host university or at your own school during the competition window, February 8th–March 20th.
- Top ranking teams qualify to compete in the national TEAMS competitions, scheduled to be held during the national TSA conference, June 21st–June 25th, in Orlando, FL.
- There is no TEAMS competition at the Texas TSA State Competition