TSA students develops students in STEM skills

Orieana Simmons

The Technology Student Association met Thursday and continued working on their obstacle course for their upcoming competition.

Riley and Bailey Hunter work on an obstacle course for TSA. (Orieana Simmons)

TSA is a national student association created to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as business education. TSA aims to develop leadership, academic and business management skills for middle school and high school students.

At Duncan Middle School, STEM teacher Renea Lawler leads TSA. In the meetings, Lawler allows the students to determine what part of the ongoing project they need to work on.

She said TSA helps improve students with their STEM skills, and she wishes more students could join, although there are only a certain number of students who are allowed to compete in competitions.

In the past, some of her students ended up having to sit out during the competitions because of the number off students permitted to compete.

Lawler said she really likes TSA and how it helps her students develop in their STEM skills.