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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
More than 6,500 people attended the 2014 National TSA Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
In addition to over 60 STEM competitions, the TEAMS competition, recognition and display of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, VEX Robotics competition, Junior Solar Sprint, leadership workshops and informational special interest sessions, attendees l participated in the conference kick-off, the Meet and Greet networking event, national elections, and shared new ideas and skills that can be utilized in future learning experiences. The conference celebrated the contributions of advancing technology in our society with the theme, The Spirit of Innovation.
2014 National Competition Scores
With the ultimate goal of providing scores to students for all competitive events, we have been working to create an accurate, reliable, easy-to-use, and cost-effective system for recording and reporting results.
A test run of the developing system was put in place for the 2014 conference. While the hope was to be able to post conference results for 50% of TSA’s competitions, some unexpected flaws were discovered in the system. The outcome is that only some events were deemed eligible for posting. Please note that this development has not had an impact on results for any competitions from the recent national TSA conference. Below are rubrics scores for six select TSA competitions (three middle school and three high school).
During the 2014-2015 school year, we will continue to work toward a seamless system of reporting future national conference competitor scores. It is the goal of TSA’s Competition Regulations Committee (CRC) to be able to post results for 50% of the competitive events taking place at the 2015 national TSA conference in Dallas, Texas next summer.