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STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

EVENTS AND CHANGES
Updated (March 23, 2024)

STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE APRIL 8-9, 2024

PLEASE CHECK BACK AND WATCH YOUR EMAILS FOR UPDATES.

We will be updating all of the event documents over the next few weeks. Advisors we will be contacting you about hosting events again this year.  Please contact jesse@montanatsa.com with any questions.

Event rules and regulations can be found in your Total TSA account.

Affiliated chapter advisors will receive a link to the "State Only" event rules and regulations.

 

Please check back often!

Thanks and we are looking forward to a great State Leadership Conference.

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Event overview

Event Overview has a list and short description of ALL events.

national event modifications/updates

To see TSA National rules/regulations you will need to affiliate your chapter with the Technology Student Association. We are only providing detailed rules/regulations for the 'State Only' events. The official rules can be found in your 'Total TSA'.

state only events

Affiliated chapters advisors will be sent a link to state event guides.

CHAPTER DISPLAY

UPDATED: 2/19/2024

Sponsored by Montana TSA

Number of Participants per Chapter: 1 Team

One Trophy Division, open to both JH and HS

The Chapter Display is designed to make a promotional statement about your school’s Technology program and TSA Chapter.  The display gives your school and students the opportunity to do a little showing-off.  Displays should in some way depict what each school’s Technology and TSA programs are about.

 

DRAGSTER DESIGN

UPDATED: 2/19/2024

Sponsored by Montana TSA

Number of Participants per Chapter: No limit 2024

Two Trophy Division, open to both JH and HS

Participants design, produce working drawings for, and build a CO2-powered dragster. The dragster/drawings will be shipped to the conference sponsor for inspection, testing and live competition.

 

GRAVITY CRUISER

UPDATED: 2/19/2024

Sponsored by MT Department of Labor

Number of Participants per Chapter: 3 teams of 2 members

One Trophy Division, open to both JH and HS

 

Student teams design and construct a vehicle that is powered by gravity. A weighted lever connected to an axle by string rotates on its fulcrum; as the weight descends it causes the axle attached to the string to rotate, propelling the cruiser forward. Concepts explored include potential and kinetic energy, friction, inertia, momentum, diameter, circumference, measurement, graphing, and constructing a prototype.

METALWORKING/SCULPTURE

UPDATED: 2/19/2024

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Sponsored by ??

Number of Participants per Chapter: ??

One Trophy Division, open to both JH and HS

To evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of welding or metal trades.

Please check back for updates!

STICKER DESIGN

UPDATED: 2/15/2024

Sponsored by State Executive Team

Number of Participants per Chapter: Unlimited

One Trophy Division, open to both JH and HS

 

The State Sticker Design contest provides an opportunity for participants to use design and layout skills to create a graphic design promoting the Montana Technology Student Association, as well as develop a spirit of pride and enthusiasm for Montana.

TECHNO TALK

UPDATED: 2/19/2024

Sponsored by ??

Number of Participants per Chapter: NA
One Trophy Division, open to both JH and HS

 

The purpose of this activity is to test the student’s ability to communicate in writing what a product looks like and how it is assembled in such a way that their partner is able to build the product.

TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM SOLVING

UPDATED: 2/19/2024

Sponsored by Montana TSA

Number of Participants per Chapter: 4 teams of 2 members

One Trophy Division, open to both JH and HS

Participants use their skills in problem solving to develop a finite solution to a stated problem provided on site. Participants work as a team to provide the best solution, which is measured objectively.

VEX ROBOTICS

UPDATED: 3/18/2024

Sponsored by Troy Smith - Glacier High School

Number of Participants per Chapter: NA
Trophy Divisions: Driving Skills, Programming Skills & Robot Skills

 

Participants design and build a robot using the engineering design process that will best address the challenge of the designated VEX game design for the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC).   The robot should be structurally efficient, capable of scoring in both robot and programming modes of operation, and demonstrate real-time competition in head-to-head elimination tournament matches.

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