Regions 1 and 6

Conference information

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Regions 1 & 6 Both Levels
Regional Planning Meeting Friday, October 11, 2019 @ PTC
8:00am - 4:00pm
Blackhawk High School 500 Blackhawk Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Attendees are to enter the Auditorium entrance # 3 which is at the far end of the school on your right just before making a right to go around to the rear of the school. The Prepared Presentation theme is "2020 Vision".

Event Updates

Structural Specs

  • Be sure to check the Themes & Problems page of the National TSA Website for detailed information on the high school (Structural Design & Engineering) and middle school (Structural Engineering) events. Be sure to bring all required paperwork that is stated in he event description and from this webpage. 

Chapter Team

  • The officers from Blackhawk High School will be conducting the Opening and Closing ceremonies for the conference. 

Problem Solving

  • 2’ by 2’ rigid cutting platform required for problem solving (ex. plywood)…no cutting platform = disqualification. The cutting platform must be separate from the toolbox. 

State Conference Qualifying Events

High School

Architectural Design

Dragster Design

Extemporaneous Speech

Photographic Technology

Prepared Presentation

Structural Design & Engineering 

Technology Problem Solving

Middle School

Challenging Tech Issues


Leadership Strategies

Prepared Speech

Problem Solving

Structural Engineering

In order to qualify to compete at the state conference in the events listed above, the formula below is used to determine who qualifies.  This information is from the PATSA handbook. 

Entries                                                     State Conference Qualifiers

7 or less                                                 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places

8 to 12                                                    1st, 2nd & 3rd Places + One (1) Qualifier

13 to 17                                                  1st, 2nd & 3rd Places +  Three (3) Qualifiers

18 to 23                                                  1st, 2nd & 3rd Places +  Five (5) Qualifiers

24 to 29                                                  1st, 2nd & 3rd Places +  Seven (7) Qualifiers

30 to 36                                                  1st, 2nd & 3rd Places +  Eight (8) Qualifiers

37 to 42                                                  1st, 2nd & 3rd Places + Nine (9) Qualifiers

43 plus                                                   1st, 2nd & 3rd Places +  Ten (10) Qualifiers

Student Conference Participant Forms (Updated January 2019)
ALL participants MUST have these forms filled out and must be held with the chapter advisor during the Regional AND State Conferences.

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