2022 President's Welcome

Hey PA-TSA! Welcome back to another school year, also known as the start of another amazing TSA season! Whether you’re ready for it or dreading it, the time has arrived. To kick the year off, here are some exciting initiatives your State Officer Team has been working on over the summer.

Headed by your Sergeant-At-Arms, Elijah Adu, we are excited to announce the establishment of a new student committee, the Inclusivity Committee. The committee aims to broaden outreach to groups that have historically been underrepresented in STEM and develop strategies to create a welcoming environment for all. We believe that there is always room for improvement when it comes to inclusivity, and if you’d like to be a part of this journey, I highly encourage you to join this committee this fall.

To help you get the most out of your TSA experience, we are expanding the resources available to members. Be on the lookout for new toolkits, guides, video tutorials, and more. These resources will work towards simplifying challenging topics within TSA such as obtaining corporate sponsorships, being a new member, and parliamentary procedure. We also have a ton of new content planned for our social media pages that you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

Finally, we are returning to what will hopefully be a normal year, yet unfortunately, many chapters are still dealing with the pandemic’s effects. We know that rebuilding isn’t easy, so we would like to recognize all chapters who are working towards restoring their membership with the new Membership Award. If your chapter increases its membership or helps another school establish a TSA chapter, consider applying for the award later this year to receive special recognition at the State Conference. 

To get the latest updates from PA-TSA, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube (@PennsylvaniaTSA). Feel free to join our Discord server as well where students can chat, ask questions, and connect with students from across our state. Ready to take your involvement to the next level? Become a member of one of our student committees! You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the State Officers and help improve our organization in nearly every aspect: communication, outreach, fundraising, regional conferences, and more. Applications will be posted here with Vice-Chair applications due October 15th and standard membership applications due November 1st.

I hope you’re as excited as we are to return to TSA, and we invite you to come along for the journey. Here’s to new beginnings, pushing boundaries, exploring new ideas, and so much more. Today, we start building our “Legacy of Innovation,” and I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish together this year.

See you soon, 

Michelle Zheng