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    Students in Engineering Academy classes can take part in he TSA Engineering Club and may be involved in the Electrathon team, Rocketry team, Technology Student Association, NASA team, or Science fair.

Alabama State TSA Competition

  • TSA Results 2021

    We are proud to announce the results for our Engineering Academy students who competed at the State Technology Student Association (TSA) Competition. The students competed in a variety of engineering and leadership activities. The Hewitt-Trussville Engineering Academy placed 2nd overall in the State Competition. We are very proud of all of our students and their accomplishments.

  • Design for a she shed by an Engineering Academy studentArchitectural Computer Aided Design

    Students had 4 hours to design a she shed. The students had to design the shed to meet several design constraints. Students had to create an original design and a complete set of drawings.

    1st Place in State – Kenny Nguyen

    2nd Place in State – Reagan Felts

    Drawings for she shed from Engineering Academy student Design of a she shed from an Engineering Academy student Drawings for a she shed from an Engineering Academy student


    3D Computer Aided Engineering Design
    Students had to create a 3D model utilizing the latest engineering software. Students had 4 hours to convert a given isometric drawing into a 3D model. After completing their designs, students had to prepare a complete dimensioned drawing packet of their finished part.

    1st Place in State – Sam Lovin

    6th Place in State – Drew McDowell


    Children's Story
    Students had to write an original children’s story that would teach preschoolers about fossil fuels and green energy. The book had to be an original creation and include pop up elements.

    2nd Place in State – Kenny Nguyen, David Davis, and Luke Chamberlain

    5th Place in State – Daniel Cosby, Grayson Davis, and Charles Hollingsworth


    Essays on Technology

    Students were given an essay topic. Students had to research the topic and write a paper defending the side of the issue that they chose.

    5th Place in State – Kenny Nguyen

    8th Place in State – Luke Chamberlain


    Extemperaneous Presentation

    Students were given a choice of 3 different technology topics. They had only 15 minutes to prepare a 3-5 minute presentation. Students then had to present their topic to a team of judges. Zac’s topic was the pros and cons of biometric identification.

    1st Place in State – Zac Butterworth


    Forensic Science

    Forensic Science– Students had to utilize forensic science tools to investigate a mock crime scene. Students had to properly document and prepare all of the evidence.

    1st Place in State – Madison Morris and Fran Mann


    Digital Video Production

    Students had to create an original video. This year the student’s had to interview themselves twenty years in the future. This team let their personalities show by adding humor to their video. Link to their video

    1st place in State – Will Diggs, Haley Page, Ryne McGuyer


    Architectural Modeling

    Students had to choose a building that struggled with all of the restrictions of the Coronavirus. Teams used the latest 3D architectural software to create their design. Teams first used the latest 3D architectural design software to redesign the building to work well with Covid restrictions. Team then had to construct a scale model of their design to present to the judges.

    1st Place in State - Madison Morris and Fran Mann

    2nd Place in State - Kenny Nguyen, Tyler Bacon, Carter Parker

    3rd Place in State - Garrett Glass and Skyler Robinson


    Prepared Presentation

    Students had one day to prepare a PowerPoint presentation on the theme “Together towards Tomorrow.” They had to present their PowerPoint in front of a team of judges by Zoom.

    4th Place in State – Zach Butterworth

    6th Place in State – R. J. Harris


    Engineering Design

    The Engineering Design competition theme this year was to find a way to help developing countries. Dandrell and Caleb created a conversion kit that would allow for easy conversion of a two wheeled bicycle to a three wheeled bicycle. This would allow for easier operation. Their design also included a storage rack that would allow for easy hauling.

    5th Place– Dandrell Johnson and Caleb Hickman


    Photographic Technology

    Individuals prepared a photographic portfolio. The theme of the portfolio was lighting. Students had to take pictures in different types of light.

    2nd Place in the State – Sam Lovin

    5th Place in the State – Eli Muncher


    Biotechnology Design

    The Biotechnology Design theme this year was the use of biotechnology in medicine. Luke and David created two different Corona masks. One had a fan and filtration system to prevent your glasses from fogging up and to help keep you cooler. The other mask had a speech to text feature that would broadcast your speech onto an LCD screen on the front of the mask.

    1st Place in state– David Davis and Luke Chamberlain



    For the Webmaster competition, students had to develop a website for medical on demand. Kellen, Jacob, and Noah developed a website for an online doctor that would schedule appointments and provide a zoom session for your appointment time.

    3rd Place– Kellen Rutherford, Jacob Jones, and Noah Renda


    Video Game Design

    Reeve and Ethan had to develop an original adventure game. They game had to have three different levels of play. They developed a 3D maze that players would have to navigate through to proceed to the next level.

    6th Place– Reeve Field and Ethan Foran


    State Pin Design

    Students had the chance to design the State TSA pin. Sam Lovin won first place in the State with his original pin design.

    1st Place in State – Sam Lovin


    Technology Bowl

    Student teams participated in a head to head game show like competition. Student teams had to be knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics, most with a focus on technology.

    2nd Place in State – Fran Mann, Madison Morris, Laura Phillips