STTE Suite of Virtual Products.
Engagement. Purpose. Impact.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on work and learning environments, STTE is proud to offer new virtual learning platforms performed through our proprietary “SayWhat” app. Developed by a team of programmers, the apps user experience enables STTE to continue building student STEAM skills in these more restrictive learning environments.

Thanks to our dynamic board, our team of programmers, and a wide range of community partners, we have developed three unique education-focused products that can scale and be deployed virtually.

Our Suite of Products

News Media for Youth

In this digital era, teenagers, in particular, opt for social platforms as their primary source for authoritative news. Now more than ever, it is vital that their news outlets are not only reliable but impactful. In August 2020, STTE launched (SayWhat.TV) a news media platform built to engage, educate, and inspire youth on issues that matter.

First-Ever ENTREPRENEURSHIP in AR

STTE designed Unicorn Teens; the first-ever augmented reality business model canvas virtual workshops. Unicorn Teens is a highly effective immersive learning experience that introduces and builds youth confidence to launch their startup journey.

FIrst-in-the-world AR Science Fair

ARSF digitizes the science fair process by allowing students to submit projects electronically at (ARSciencefair.com) and display AR projects via an app. ARSF provides a platform that allows students to showcase a new wave of tech innovations with the ability to extend projects remotely, thus helping students assess their strategies’ real-time implications.

SayWhat.tv

News Media for Youth

In this digital era, teenagers, in particular, opt for social platforms as their primary source for authoritative news. Now more than ever, it is vital that their news outlets are not only reliable but impactful. In August 2020, STTE launched (SayWhat.TV) a news media platform built to engage, educate, and inspire youth on issues that matter. 

Our goal is to build the next Cheddar (https://cheddar.com/) but for a younger and diverse youth population. STTE seeks to measure SayWhat.tv success through a three-phase 10X growth strategy in subscribers and followers.

Key Objectives:

10X Growth Strategy

STTE seeks to measure SayWhat.tv success through a three-phase 10X growth strategy in subscribers and followers.

Phase 1 - 10K Followers/Subscribers
Phase 2 - 100K Followers/Subscribers
Phase 3 - 1M Followers/Subscribers

Value Proposition

Market Size and Influence

Unicorn Teens

FIRST-EVER ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AR

While schools have effective models for nurturing the academic aspect of student development, they do not have the resources to create a system that harvests students’ entrepreneurial development. Consequently, today’s youth are not self-identifying as entrepreneurs decreasing entrepreneurship as a viable career option. STTE designed Unicorn Teens; the first-ever augmented reality business model canvas virtual workshops. Unicorn Teens is a highly effective immersive learning experience that introduces and builds youth confidence to launch their startup journey.

Sustainability

Sustainability and Education Alignment: Texas House Bill 5, Texas Education Code (TEC), Business and Industry – “Entrepreneurship” course. Unicorn Teens can be administered through “Career Preparation” (Worked-based learning). Career and Technical Educators (CTE) Directors can authorize support for teacher/student participation, transportation costs and school technology resources.

AR Science Fair

The First-In-The-World AR Science Fair

There is a virtual learning gap on the horizon that must be addressed for our students to succeed—the first-ever Augmented Reality Science Fair (ARSF) sponsored by Microsoft and El Paso Electric. ARSF will introduce students to new technologies, support STEAM learning, and showcase innovative ed-tech solutions to challenges raised by the global pandemic. ARSF digitizes the science fair process by allowing students to submit projects electronically at (ARSciencefair.com) and display AR projects via an app. 

ARSF provides a platform that allows students to showcase a new wave of tech innovations with the ability to extend projects remotely, thus helping students assess their strategies’ real-time implications.

Themes and Alignment

ARSF will offer teams an extension to the traditional science fair through the alignment of science fair categories into five relevant themes.

AR Science Fair

Impact. Engagement. Careers.

ARSF Future Goals

About STTE

Success Through Technology Education (STTE), a nonprofit organization, launched in 2018 in the Southwest Texas Borderplex Region to support efforts that develop, deploy, and advance educational programs focused on harvesting youth entrepreneurship ecosystems, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) competitiveness, and technology comprehension. Support towards these efforts will help prepare our future workforce to secure opportunities and meet challenges presented by our economy.

The Education and Economic Imperative to Act:

The region’s economy had been expanding and jobs were being created leading up to the pandemic crisis. Notwithstanding those metrics, the ability to attract large corporate expansions offering high-skilled and well-compensated jobs continued to be a challenge.

To prepare a more educated and skilled workforce, the following must be considered:

Our Approach

We must address the systemic challenges to our region, noted above, through innovation. Our strategy is to inspire and engage students in STEAM based programs that build skills, inspire innovation and entrepreneurship, and build impactful contributors to our economy. STTE does this very effectively having engaged 6,130 youth during 2018-2019 through its partnerships with business, area schools and teachers, and other community stakeholders.

The STTE approach is grounded on belief that equipping our region’s students with STEAM skills will:

Thank you for your consideration.

If you would like to get involved, please email Joseph Sapien, STTE Executive Director at STTEfoundation@gmail.com or call (915) 240-5571.