KPPC engineer to serve as judge at state conference
Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) Senior Sustainability Engineer Mark Toda will serve as a judge for the Kentucky Technology Student Association State Conference on April 24. The event is being held April 24-25 at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center in Louisville. Toda and other professionals within the competition areas will judge middle and high school events during the conference. The KPPC is a division of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville.
“Throughout my career, it has been a pleasure to work with students,” Toda said. “I appreciate their energy, desire to contribute and willingness to learn. The KYTSA Conference is a great opportunity to encourage students and maybe pass along some helpful insights.”
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes more than 233,000 middle and high school students in approximately 2,000 schools spanning 49 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more.
The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, TSA alumni credit the organization with making a positive influence on their lives. The Kentucky Chapter of TSA (KYTSA) has seen a resurgence this year. It currently has over 300 more students affiliated with it than this time last year.