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DETSA STEM Leadership Conference

DETSA State Leadership Conference

Nearly 700 middle and high school students participated at the 45th annual Delaware Technology Student Association (DETSA) State Leadership Conference. The University of Delaware’s College of Engineering hosted the conference. Each conference day opened with a session led by the state officers of Puiyee Kong and Chuiyee Kong (Caesar Rodney High School) and Sanjana Medisetty, Anaum Allimulla, Kate Li and Anusha Devisetty (Newark Charter School). Additionly, it included the national officers of Sami Vallury (MOT Charter School) and Samra Iqbal (Caesar Rodney High School).

Future STEM Leaders Earn 341 Medals at National Conference

Students earned 341 medals in 49 contests such as: architectural design; biotechnology; coding; cybersecurity; digital video production; dragster design; engineering design; flight endurance; fashion design and technology; forensic technology; geospatial technology; inventions and innovations; mechanical engineering; medical technology; STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) animation; photographic technology; robotics; structural engineering; system control technology; website design; video game design and more. Eligible students qualified for the National Leadership Conference, to be held June 21-24, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky.

DETSA is a career and technical student organization dedicated to students interested in pursuing a future career in STEM. This year nearly 3,421 members had the opportunity to participate in career focused competitive events, take part in community service, and become leaders of the organization at the school, state, and national level. Likewise, DETSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork.

Attached find a list of students who have placed. The website will announce specific state awards on April 22, 2023, during a virtual awards ceremony. To learn more about DETSA, please contact Mike Fitzgerald by email at


“Future STEM Leaders Earn 341 Medals with Honor to Represent State at National Conference”

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