Technology Day, started in 2001 at Illinois State University, is a one-day series of STEM-based, simultaneous, hands-on competitive events, typically drawing between 300-400 middle and secondary students.
Each year the competitions are different in scope, but similar to what other students in academic areas such as mathematics and science compete in. Each competition has Level 1 (6-9 grades) and Level 2 (10-12 grades) components. Each competition is based on the Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology, Common Core Mathematics Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Schools do not have to hold official TSA affiliation to compete at Technology Day.
Dr. Josh Brown, IL-TSA Post-Secondary Representative, is in charge of Technology Day, and can be reached at 309.438.5874 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2015 Technology Day consisted of 430 students from 23 different middle and high schools. The number of students, schools participating, and schools placing in the challenges were all-time highs! Below were the winners from each event.
Structural Technology -
Structural Technology - Level 2
Engineering Design -
Engineering Design - Level 2
Transportation - Level 2
Invention and Innovation -
Invention and Innovation - Level 2