Themes & Problems

2013-2014 Competitive Event Themes and Problems

Middle School Program

 

Career Prep

Choose one of these careers:

Gaming programmer
Chief information officer
Electrical engineer 
Web developer

Digital Photography

Theme: Structures 

Essays on Technology

Topic: The Greatest Invention(s) of the Modern Technological World

Subtopics:

Communications

Manufacturing

Transportation

Geospatial Technology

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Prepared Speech

Theme: The Spirit of Innovation

Promotional Design (MS) 

Submission uploads should occur only AFTER the chapter has registered and participants have been assigned an identification number (ID#). When the submission link is opened, the system will prompt participants to provide their national TSA conference registration ID# and email address, and upload their project. The system will override their PDF name and replace it with their national TSA conference registration ID number. Once the submission is complete, students will receive a confirmation email with a link to confirm that the submission was uploaded successfully.

Water Infrastructure

Topic: Water efficiency for new home construction

Website Design

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High School Program

Architectural Renovation

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Photos of the Americus house
Americus house plat

Biotechnology Design

Focus area: The Role of Biotechnology in Water and Waste Technology.

Career Preparation

Career areas:

            Meteorologist

            Software engineer

            Construction project manager

Debating Technological Issues

Topic: Surveillance, with the subtopics below

  1. Should surveillance devices be used in a public educational facility?
  2. Should public notices be posted by entities using surveillance devices?
  3. Should the Federal Transportation Security Administration change current surveillance practices for public transportation?   

Digital Video Production

Theme: Documentary

Essays on Technology

Topic: The Greatest Invention(s) of the Modern Technological World

Subtopics:

            Communications

            Manufacturing

            Transportation

Fashion Design

Theme: Design two outfits for a NEW children’s fairy tale storybook character.

Manufacturing Prototype

Product: a product developed in an alternative way (versus by a traditional method) that demonstrates a reduction of waste.

Photographic Technology

Theme: Goodwill

Prepared Presentation

Theme: The Spirit of Innovation

Promotional Graphics 

Submission uploads should occur only AFTER the chapter has registered and participants have been assigned an identification number (ID#). When the submission link is opened, the system will prompt participants to provide their national TSA conference registration ID# and email address, and upload their project. The system will override their PDF name and replace it with their national TSA conference registration ID number. Once the submission is complete, students will receive a confirmation email with a link to confirm that the submission was uploaded successfully. 

Options: Flight Endurance, System Control Technology, Webmaster

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