World's First-ever AR Science fair

Are you in middle or high school and want to experience the science fair like never before? Thanks to Microsoft and El Paso Electric, STTE is launching the world’s first-ever augmented reality science fair. Students will compete and win cash prizes and have the clout to reign the king or queen of ARSF. 

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We Teach Business in AR

Do you want to teach entrepreneurship in a new and fun engaging way? Or do you just want to spark your entrepreneurial curiosity? STTE created a fun and engaging way to experience business. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Strategic Goals

1. 100% Digital literacy for youth by 2030
2. Increase Percentage of students going into STEAM Fields
3. Entrepreneurship: Number of participants in Innoventure, TechStars, STEAMX

Sun City Challenge

Check Out What Renewable Energy Innovations

High School Students created in Virtual Reality

Teams designed a Historic Landmark, a Smart Neighborhood

and a Solar Star Mountain Tourist Education Center

Helping Students
and Educators

In order to compete on a global scale, the Borderplex Region must continue to support efforts that develop, deploy, and advance educational programs and initiatives focused on harvesting youth entrepreneurship ecosystems and technology comprehension. Support towards these efforts will help prepare the next generation on future opportunities and challenges the economy will face. STTE Foundation is committed to enhancing the regional economy through educational programs, maximizing meaningful partnerships, and embracing family support mechanisms for the next twenty-years.


Our programs, initiatives and summer camps provide middle, high schools and college students the opportunity to learn while solving real-world problems.


We are truly thankful to our many partners for their generous support. STTE would not be able to make a generational impact without the trust and buy-in from our partners. 


Educators are critical influencers that help shape the future and the success of STTE programs and initiatives. At STTE we make it a point to recognize educators for their meaningful work.


Our programs, initiatives and summer camps provide middle, high schools and college students the opportunity to learn while solving real-world problems.


Our board of directors consists of regional leaders both dynamic and passionate about helping drive success through technology education. 


In order to inspire change, you need a progressive team that cares about impacting the future. Take a look inside STTE and who is helping motivate youth.



2018 Youth Impacted
2018 Prizes Awarded to Youth
2019 Youth Impacted
2019 Awarded to Youth

STTE Reports

2019 Annual Report

2019 Q3 Report

2019 Q2 Report

2019 STEAMX Report

Meet our board

With over 20 years of experience in developing ecosystems, Dr. Pallares, Adventure Capitalist is the founding member for the STTE Foundation.

Dr. Beto Pallares


Noah Carp STTE Board Member
With over 20 years of experience in education, technology, and professional services firms, Noah's successful career in finance, operations, and strategic planning leadership roles has spanned non-private, privately held, and public companies. Noah is passionate about addressing the gaps of inequity that continue to exist in our education systems.


Board member

Kathryn Hansen, Arrowhead Center’s Director, has extensive experience in management of programs and in business and technology development. She has managed large technology development contracts for both the private and public sector.

Kathryn Hansen

Board member

Alysha Swann is a UTEP alumn and Operations Manager at Workforce Solutions Borderplex. Alysha has a proven track record and a passion for serving youth.

Alysha Swann

Board Member

Districts Who Support STTE

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