TSA Technology Bowl 2018
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What type of air transportation is usually seen providing aerial views of popular sports games, such as football, golf, and baseball?
What country produces more nuclear-generated electricity than any other country (which accounts for nearly 1/3 of the world's total)?
William Kamkwamba utilized what energy source that brought electricity and running water to his neighborhood?
The most powerful hydroelectric project in the world is:
China's Three Gorges Dam
A space shuttle's control surfaces are used to control what three movements?
Roll, Pitch, and Yaw
What agency creates and enforces safety and performance standards for vehicles and related equipment?
NHTSA -National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Applying the brakes in a car is an example of what vehicle subsystem?
What type of current can be stepped-down through transformers to be at a safe level for residential housing?
Energy produced from the pedals on a bicycle is moved via this process to the rear wheel.
A helicopter has how many degrees of freedom?
Batteries are identified as what type of energy converter?
List the steps of a four-step engine operation.
Intake, Compression, Power, Exhaust
In 1919, the American scientist Robert H. Goddard designed the first _____.
Road signs and warning signs are an example of which vehicular system?
A type of nuclear reaction, which naturally occurs on the Sun is called _____.
A wind turbine converts this type of energy into electrical energy.
Kinetic energy depends on these two variables.
Mass and velocity
This German aerospace engineer developed the design for delta wing aircraft.
The law of Conservation of Energy states that _____.
Energy can never be created nor destroyed.
What three countries have launched humans into space?
U.S., Russia, China
The first commercial fluorescent lamp was introduced by which company?
This is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train that moves under a car that drives under an airplane.
Boston University Bridge
Which American President championed the formation of the interstate highway system?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Guinness World Records has declared this city's metro system as the world's longest fully automated metro network -- spanning at 75 kilometres (47 mi).
Geocaching uses what device to send and receive signals with satellites?
GPS-Global Positioning System
Maverick, along with Snow Leopard and Lion are examples of_____.
Recently, most computers have developed faster USBs. What does USB stand for?
Universal Serial Bus
What is the method of printing that involves the use of a negative, photographic coating, and light to expose the image?
The Apple iPhone 5s utilizes what new security feature on its home button?
Used in movies, video games, and commercials, this is the application of static or dynamic graphics to contribute to images or scenes.
CGI-Computer Generated Imagery
2D CAD drawings can be made into a solid through the technique of _____.
You open a line drawing and zoom in very close to one area, but the image does not become pixilated. What was used to draw this image?
The balance between which two functions of a camera will produce a perfectly exposed photo?
Shutter speed and Aperture
What is the first step in the communication process?
Which type of sketch is the most realistic and represents what the eye actually sees?
12. What does Yahoo stand for?
Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle
Making a product that will soon become outdated in order for consumers to buy more is called _____.
What do Hewlett Packard, Google, and Apple have in common?
They were all started in garages.
What domain name was registered on February 14, 2005?
The first mouse - a wooden shell with two metal wheels - was invented by whom in 1963?
Originally a printed book seller company, now this company sells more e-books than printed books.
Who coined the phrase World Wide Web?
Which single word, representing a letter in the old phonetic alphabet, as well as a man's name, is frequently used by military members to mean "I hear you"?
In military communication, despite their frequent misuse in movies and on TV, which two procedure words (prowords) are NEVER to be said together, since they have conflicting meanings?
Over and out
According to TVGuide.com, this show was the most-watched show of the 2012-13 TV season?
The world is home to over seven billion people, one-third of whom use the Internet. What percentage of the world's Internet users are under 25?
What type of radiation do mobile phones use?
What is the process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material?
The beginning of agriculture started around 3500 BC, when humans learned about planting and harvesting. This marked the period of the _____ Age.
The three main goals of medical technology are to _____, _____, _____.
Prevent, diagnose and treat
What alternative fuel, commonly made from corn, can be used to power gasoline engines?
Invented in 1819, this device allows doctors to detect bodily sounds, such as a heartbeat.
Jane Poynter and seven other people lived in a 3-acre terrarium for two years to see if selfsustaining colonies could be possible in outer space. This terrarium is an example of what kind of ecosystem?
A series of phases used to determine if a new drug is effective and safe for the general public is known as a _____.
Paul Berg was the first person to use this technique to develop the first recombinant DNA molecules in 1972.
Sawmills depend on this special type of agriculture for their products.
This technology is used to produce a visual record of the heart's electrical activity.
Electrocardiograph or EKG
What is the process developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia that involved redirecting water from the Nile to crops?
What part of a combine removes the grain from the crop?
Developed in 2000, this robotic medical assistant helps surgeons perform surgeries with more accuracy and the elimination of shaking hands.
Two desirable parts of DNA can be combined by _____.
Heat treatment used to destroy pathogens in food is known as a(n) _____.
Creating replacements for human body parts is called _____.
Human exposure to radiation is measured in a unit called _____.
REM, or Roentgen Equivalent Man
Covering over 3,400 square miles, this was the world's first ever national park.
Yellowstone National Park
Identify three of the top five countries that planted biotech crops in 2012:
U.S., Brazil, Argentina, Canada, and India
Who invented both the ion microscope and the field-emission microscope?
Erwin W. Muller
What percentage of water does the body contain?
What percentage of the United States workforce is employed in agriculture?
What agricultural product is used in the production of crayons?
Every _____, 15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body.
Heart valves from what animals are used to replace damaged or diseased human heart valves?
Used on many milling machines and calipers, the DRO is a precise measuring tool. What does DRO stand for?
Digital Read Out
What is a polishing tool made from materials like garnet, aluminum oxide, and silicon carbide?
If a general contractor accepts a stipulated-sum contract with an owner, he has agreed to what type of constraint?
This product, developed in the early 2000's, was designed to save a machine operator's hand if the hand were to come in contact with a blade.
Neoprene, a material used in the development of a dry suit, can be stretched to twice its length and then return to its original shape. Neoprene is classified as a _____.
Developing and building cabinets to fit existing conditions of a business is an example of what type of manufacturing?
To become suitable for framing, lumber goes through a kiln-drying process that reduces the moisture in the wood to 19%. This process of manufacturing is called _____.
Secondary processing is a type of manufacturing that changes the form of materials into useable products. Name three of the six secondary processes.
Casting and molding, forming, separating, conditioning, assembling, finishing
In building a home to take advantage of passive solar energy, which direction should the majority of the home's windows be facing?
When measuring the width of a 2x4 for wall framing, what is the actual dimension?
What type of law restricts the building of a fast food restaurant near a house?
IKEA is known for exploded view, step-by-step instructions of products. What kind of a drawing does this involve?
In construction, what structural component stretches from one wall to another in order to support floors and ceilings?
What type of manufacturing system requires the greatest division of labor?
Continuous, or mass production
In construction, the material that is used to help prevent heat passage is _____.
What architect is known for using the phrase "form follows function"?
What company controls over 20% of the market share for 3D printers and is based in Brooklyn, New York?
At .8 of a mile, this bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the United States.
Verrazano- Narrows Bridge - NYC
This construction project, considered an engineering icon, was the world's largest privately funded construction project when it was built in the 1970s, at a cost of $8 billion.
Trans Alaska Pipeline System
This building is the tallest building in the western hemisphere.
The Willis Tower in Chicago
What country overtook the U.S. as the world's largest manufacturing nation in 2010, even though the production margin between the two countries is razor-thin?
This term is used to define a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources - for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer - to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination.
Lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, or lean production, often simply, "lean"
Stopping a line automatically when a defective part is detected is referred to as _____.
What is the term that describes the area between insulation facing and the interior of exterior wall coverings? Normally, the area is a 1" gap.
Scrap, waste, and pollution from a technological system reflect what type of output?
Scrap, waste, and pollution from a technological system reflect what type of output?
The USPS requires people to drive trucks and assist people, using packing materials and funding from the government to run effectively. These requirements are referred to as _____.
Baseball players use bats to play their sport. What class of simple machines does this involve?
Third class lever
Ceramics technology uses a potter's wheel, which is what type of machine?
What NASA rover is about to celebrate its 10th year of being on the surface of Mars?
In 1646, the first patent to protect the innovation of the sawmill was issued to _____.
Which engineer designed leisure inventions that used many steps to solve simple problems?
Who was the first person to invest in Google?
If you are stopped by a person at your local mall and asked questions about your age, income, and your use of Colgate toothpaste, you probably are participating in what type of research?
In 2012, what company bought 100 acres in Maiden, NC for photovoltaic renewable energy?
NASA is known for adapting inventions to solve new problems. This is known as a(n) _____ invention.
In a set of engineering drawings, what lines represent the features that cannot be seen?
Who is given credit for bringing environmental issues to the attention of the American public?
A process used to anticipate and predict the likely environmental, social, and economic effects of a technology is known as _____.
Materials that come from minerals that were never alive are called _____.
This term refers to software (or anything else) that will work on more than one platform (type of computer).
What is the longest tunnel in the world?
Delaware Aqueduct, which is used for water distribution.
A structure made of successive layers of material, usually bonded together under heat and pressure, is known as a _____.
A compound formed by the chemical union of two or more monomers of the same kind is a(n) _____.
The longitudinal stress required to break a prescribed specimen divided by the original crosssectional area at the point of rupture (usually expressed in pounds per square inch) is known as _____.
What is the term for the ability of a material to conduct heat?
The passage or diffusion (or rate of passage) of a gas, vapor, liquid, or solid through a barrier, without physically or chemically affecting it, is referred to as its _____.
According to Webster's dictionary, this is defined as an idea, invention, or process that derives from the work of the mind.
The fastest growing communications tool ever is _____.
What is the TSA motto?
Learning to Live in a Technical World
The 2018 national TSA conference will be held in _____.
The 2018 national TSA conference theme is _____.
A Celebration of Success
Who is the 2017-2018 National TSA President?
Who is the 2017-2018 TSA, Inc. Board of Directors president?
Ms. Mimi Leonard
What is the name of the TSA newsletter that comes out every fall and winter?
What are the three colors of the TSA logo?
Red [scarlet], white, blue [navy]
What recent TSA initiative allows students to use STEM knowledge and creativity to create a mobile app concept that meets the needs of their school or community?
Verizon Innovative App Challenge
What middle school TSA event allows students to utilize maps and data of a geographic location to develop a solution to a problem?
In 1989, Steve Price developed what key trademark of TSA?
TSA logo consists of three colors: scarlet, white and navy. What does scarlet represent?
The strength and determination of the technology education students and teachers to obtain their goal
In 2010, what organization did TSA partner with to provide students with a hands-on STEM experience and championship competition that is held at the annual national TSA conference?
In what year did TSA become a non-profit corporation?
This philanthropic program provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to bring the Technology Student Association to middle and high schools where money to pay for membership dues poses a challenge.
The Champion Fund
During the school year, TSA chapters around the country raise money to help fund the vital research, education, advocacy, and patient services for what organization?
American Cancer Society
The mission of this organization is to serve as ambassadors for TSA and technology education by creating an environment where people and communities can develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.
National TSA Alumni Association
This is an annual STEM competition that provides middle and high school students the opportunity to discover engineering. Student teams work to use the practical applications of math and science to answer engineering questions about everyday world challenges.
TEAMS - [Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science]
Under TSA's directorship, this four-to-six-week summer program, funded by the U.S. Army Research Office, encourages high school students to pursue engineering careers. Through hands-on activities and team-based learning, students explore the connections between math, science, and real-world applications.
This challenge provides the opportunity for middle school and high school students to use their STEM knowledge, their ingenuity, and their creativity to come up with a mobile app concept that meets the needs of their school or community.
Verizon Innovative App Challenge
This color in the TSA logo represents the sincerity of technology education students and teachers in obtaining greater knowledge of our technological world.
This type of TSA member is an individual who has made or is making contributions to the advancement of technology education, as may be approved by the TSA Executive Committee. This member is exempt from annual dues.
Beginning at the 2014 national TSA conference in Washington, D.C., every TSA member will be required to wear this clothing item as part of competition attire.
Official TSA blue shirt
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