Welcome to our website!
Here at The STEM Organization of America (TSOA)—formerly The STEM Organization of Delaware (TSOD)—we strive to give high school students around the nation a platform to innovate and connect with people interested in pursuing a future in STEM—all digitally. Our organization allows students to improve their abilities in every part of the STEM field.
TSOA features The National At-Home STEM Competition, allowing students to showcase their creativity and improve their abilities. On our website we have more information about us, the competition we offer, useful resources, and how to contact us.
Winners for the fall/winter National At-Home STEM Competition
1st Place in Science for The National At-Home STEM Competition: “Development of an Aptamer-Gold Nanoparticle Assay for Field Use in Informing “DIY-HRT” by Arthur Liang
1st Place in Technology for The National At-Home STEM Competition: “CatarACTION” by Sruti Peddi
1st Place in Engineering for The National At-Home STEM Competition: “Creating a Novel, Ultra-Low-Cost Brain-Controlled Prosthetic Arm” by Ben Choi
1st Place in Mathematics for The National At-Home STEM Competition: “Measuring the Effectiveness of Delaware’s Commitment to Increasing Healthy Vegetation in Protected Areas” by Priya Gupta
Most Applicable Project Award (MAP Award): “COVID Shelter Design” by Leah Rimland and Brianna Schulstad
Most Creative STEM Project Award: “The Effect of Baking Powder and Baking Soda on Cookies” by Elisabeth and Madeline Shin
Mythbuster Award: “The Effect of Plant Type of a Green Roof on Internal Building Temperature” by Harriet Shapiro
Out of the Box Award: “Origami Knots” by Nhi Dao
Bill Nye Award: “Integrated Stool Stand for Guitar” by Myles Lahue
STEM in Health: “Experimental Study of Lead Content in Water” by Hari Murali
Thank you to all the students that competed, all the judges that participated, and to our sponsor Delaware 4-H!
Below are some key dates and information for participants of The National At-Home STEM Competition and TSOA members
The STEM Organization of America recognizes the unfortunate racial injustices present in our society. These social injustices have translated into the STEM field. However, we stand with equality and justice, and as such, our organization will not discriminate against any individual. TSOA has members nationwide from all different races, genders, and sexualities. We truly value promoting a diverse and inclusive community for our members and we celebrate each other’s differences.
TSOA strongly recommends that members follow their state’s guidelines concerning COVID-19. However, TSOA is 100% digital, so the pandemic will not hinder our organization.
September 14th, 2020
Registration for Fall 2020 National At-Home STEM Competition opens
To sign up click the following link: https://forms.gle/RLEMhpgcYQsJW1qY8
December 7th, 2020 11:59 PM EST
SUbmissions due for Fall 2020 National At-Home STEM Competition
January 15th, 2021
National At-home STEm Competition Winners announced
March 7th, 2021
Presenting at the Delaware STem council awards
June 1st, 2021
Mentorship program with Project brainlight begins
TSOA Members across the nation
To join TSOA please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/SNaY5Wzex1kC7psGA
Thank you to all members who have joined TSOA!
Thank you to all schools who have joined TSOA!
Thank you to all states who have joined TSOA!
A map of where our Members are From
States in Green have TSOA members
Collaborating University Programs & Organizations
Interested universities/organizations, please contact us: email@example.com
Yale scientific magazine
- This student group at Yale University has graciously partnered with TSOA in order to help judge for The National At-Home STEM Competition.
Harvard Women in Computer Science
- This student group at Harvard University has graciously partnered with TSOA in order to judge projects for The National At-Home STEM Competition.
Stanford Undergraduate Research Association
- This student group at Stanford University has graciously partnered with TSOA in order to help judge for The National At-Home STEM Competition.
Physics Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities at Stanford (PUWMAS)
- This student group at Stanford University has graciously partnered with TSOA in order to judge for The National At-Home STEM Competition.
The Harvard Computer society
- This student group at Harvard University has graciously partnered with TSOA in order to judge for The National At-Home STEM Competition.
The Rutgers School of Engineering Honors Academy
- The judges for the Engineering projects for The National At-Home STEM Competition will be students from The Rutgers School of Engineering Honors Academy.
Rice UNiversity office of STEM engagement
- The Rice Office of STEM Engagement has kindly partnered and invited TSOA members to attend their STEM Summer Seminar Series.
Delaware STEM Council
- The Delaware STEM Council has graciously collaborated with TSOA by inviting the winners of our previous competition to their awards ceremony.
- This group at the University of Delaware has graciously partnered with TSOA to guide our members through panel discussions and mentorship programs from graduate students.
- Don’t forget to sign up for the presentation by Project Brainlight and Scientista! It takes place on 9/30, at 7:00 PM and you will learn a ton about STEM! Here is the link to sign up: https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/
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- In addition to Project Brainlight, this group at the University of Delaware has graciously partnered with TSOA to guide our members through panel discussions and mentorship programs from graduate students.
UCLA Undergraduate Admissions
- UCLA Undergraduate Admission has conducted presentations specifically for our members. This included information about the college application process for UCLA and STEM specific information about UCLA.
University of Pennsylvania: Society of Asian Scientists and engineers
- This student group at The University of Pennsylvania has graciously partnered with TSOA in order to judge for The National At-Home STEM Competition.
TSOA/TSOD in the News
Here are some articles/videos featuring TSOA/TSOD in newspapers and on TV:
- 6ABC News
- Delaware State News
- Dover Post
- Sussex Countian
- Middletown Transcript
- Delaware 4-H’s Message: 4-H believes in the power of young people. 4-H gives young people experiences where they can learn by doing, grow from failure, express their ideas, and lead. They tap into their potential and empower them to become true leaders.
- MPR Systems’ Message: MPR Systems believes in making IT work!
They provide consultancy and support services in the fields of Finance, Healthcare, IT, and various other technology systems.
They strongly believe in giving back to the community and what better way than to promote STEM among curious and budding high schoolers, who very soon would grow into fantastic leaders of our nation.