Brilliant Borderplex Youth Created STEAM and Won Big at 2019 STEAMx Competitions

(El Paso, TX) April 18, 2019 – The STTE (Success Through Technology Education) Foundation, in collaboration with Workforce Solutions Borderplex, and a host of other business and community sponsors, are proud to announce the winners of the 2019 STEAMx (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Competitions.

On Friday, April 5, 2019, eight dynamic borderland student teams were recognized at an inspirational awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the STEAMx Competitions. The STEAMx Competitions challenged the Borderplex’s high school students to take STEAM applications and apply them to innovative, real-word project-based competitions. Hundreds of students faced off in duels of coding, math challenges, designing smart tiny houses, chess matches, and 3-D competitions. The region’s brightest students diligently worked for months on their projects where prize money and bragging rights were up for grabs in their STEM specialties, as they once again came together to share innovative ideas with their peers.

For the last 10 years, the STEAMx events have captivated and engaged more than 16,000 of the Borderplex region’s youth. This vibrant, high-impact, 2-day mega is specially developed to increase students’ awareness of the opportunities that exist in STEAM-oriented education and careers. The 10th anniversary theme of “Are you Creating STEAM?” commemorates 10 years of capturing Generation Z’s zest for tech and the arts, with organizers and event supporters celebrating all the students who have benefitted from this event and have made great strides in the STEM world.

In conjunction with the 2019 STEAMx corporate sponsors, the STTE Foundation and Workforce Solutions Borderplex are pleased to announce the following STEAMx Competition and scholarship winners:

Hunt Smart Tiny VR House

1st place – Burges High School and El Paso High School – $4,000

Sigma Java Coding

1st place – Canutillo High School – $2,000

Microsoft Business App

1st place – Burges High School – $2,000

Western Tech Southwest 4×4 Challenge – $2,000

1st place – El Paso High School

FabLab El Paso Makerspace Challenge

1st place – Coronado High School T-Birds – $1,000

VEX Robotics

1st place – Young Women’s Leadership Academy and Bel Air Middle School

The Prudential Foundation Math Challenge:

Prudential Math Counts

1st place – Marfa High School Mathletes – $3,000

2nd place -Parkland High School Aces – $1,000

Prudential Math Challenge

1st place – Riverside High School – $3,000

2nd place – El Paso High – $1,000

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