Presidio students take honors – and cash – at Borderplex STEAMx competition

PRESIDIO, EL PASO – Workforce Solutions Borderplex, in partnership with the Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation, is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 STEAMx (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Competitions. On Tuesday, April 24, 10 dynamic borderland student teams were recognized at an inspirational awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the STEAMx Competitions. The STEAMx Competitions challenged Borderplex students in a series of stimulating STEAM-oriented projects ranging from Smart Tiny House development to Coding to Traveling on Mars. STEAMx is a vibrant, high-impact two-day event, specially developed to captivate and engage the Borderplex region’s youth, to increase their awareness of the opportunities that exist in STEAM-oriented education and careers. With this year’s theme of “Get STEAMED,” the goal was to capture Generation Y’s zeitgeist in this all-encompassing event that challenges students to take STEAM applications and apply them to innovative, real-word project-based competitions. In conjunction with the 2018 STEAMx corporate sponsors, Workforce Solutions Borderplex and the STTE Foundation are pleased to announce the following scholarships and competition winners from Presidio:

STEAMx Scholarship Winners ($1,000)

Joe R. Flores, Ivye Blythe Arioja Dolino and Daniel Carrillo.

Applied Tech sponsored by UTEP Academic Technologies

Second Place, $750, Presidio High School. Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is a non-profit organization that provides skilled workers for employers by advancing education, employment, entrepreneurship and economic development opportunities. The service region encompasses Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties.