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MSU hosts regional Technology Student Association competition

Morehead State University's School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) hosted the 25th annual Technology Student Association (TSA) competition Friday, March 4, 2022.   

Attendees included 230 students and 15 faculty advisors from 10 regional middle and high schools. TSA chapters from the following schools participated in the event:   
  • Breathitt County High School
  • Bryan Station High School
  • Carter County Career and Technical Center
  • Fleming County High School  
  • Highlands High School  
  • Mason County High School  
  • Morgan County High School  
  • Raceland-Worthington High School  
  • Raceland-Worthington Middle School
  • Rowan County Senior High School  
  • Russell Area Technical Center  

The students participated in different events based on the concepts covered in the students' courses in engineering technology education. This regional event aims to prepare and evaluate the participating students' projects before going to the state competition. The regional competition allows the students to improve their projects for state competition based on the feedback they receive from SECS faculty and staff.  

Students collaborated with other students during the competitive events and networked with SECS faculty, staff, and student volunteers.   

Bryan Station High School's TSA chapter earned 14 different awards, including nine first-place, four second-place and one third-place. Highlands High School came in a close second with 13 awards, including five first-place, four second-place, one third-place and one special event award. Carter County High School students won 10 awards, including eight first place and two third place. Other competition results were as follows:   
  • Breathitt County High School: two second-place awards.
  • Fleming County High School: one first-place and four second-place awards.   
  • Mason County High School: one second-place award.
  • Morgan County High School: two first-place awards.
  • Raceland-Worthington High School: one first-place, two second-place, and two third-place awards.
  • Raceland-Worthington Middle School: four first-place, four second-place and two third-place awards.
  • Rowan County Senior High School: one second-place and three third-place awards.
  • Russell Area Technical School: two first-place, two second-place and three third-place awards.   

"Since 1997, the Department of Engineering and Technology Management department has hosted the regional Technology Students Association competition on the MSU campus," said Dr. Ahmad Zargari, associate dean for the SECS. "The regional competition allows students to receive feedback from MSU faculty/staff and prepare for the state and national competitions."  

To learn more about MSU's School of Engineering and Computer Science programs, visit, email or call 606-783-2418.  
Photo Caption: Regional TSA officers, from left to right: Erin Pease, vice president, Fleming County High School; Jennifer Nguyen, president, Carter County Career and Technical Center; and Kalynn Pease secretary, Fleming County High School.