Students engage with local STEAM programs and careers at the 2019 STEAMx Fiesta
Over 1,000 high school and middle school students engaged in STEAM activities and competitions at the 10th annual STEAMx held Thursday, April 23, at the Region 19 Multi-Purpose Center.
STEAMx, coordinated by the STTE Foundation, is a multidimensional two-day event that aims to advance STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education and career opportunities in our community and region.
Day 1 featured elementary robotics activities and workshops by Texas Tech, EPCC, Valcon Comics, Western Tech, Prudential and more.
High School teams engaged in STEAM focused competitions including Makerspace Urban Agriculture Challenge sponsored by Fab Lab El Paso. Other competitions included App Design, Java Coding, MIT Business Launch, Prudential Math, and Macro Smart Tiny House Design.
Many local presenters provided hands-on exhibits including Western Tech, Glitch Gaming, Harmony Public Schools, U.S. Forest Service, iFly and many more.
Students heard from national STEAM role models and keynote speakers J.J. Childress, Microsoft Community Manager and Noramay Cadena, founding parner at MiLA Capital.
Create awareness on the advantages of STEM careers
Increase the percentage of students going into STEAM Fields
Increase high school youth comprehension of STEAM applications through innovative real-world project-based competitions
Support the majority of STEAMx through private sponsorships and resources