Tech Titans, the largest technology trade association in Texas with a particular interest in building the tech workforce of tomorrow, hosted a STEM video contest amongst high school and middle school students in the fall. A reception to honor the winners will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 pm at State Farm’s CityLine. This video contest is the second annual event from Tech Titans, and once again, two of the winners are from DeSoto ISD.
The goal of the contest is to inspire both students who create the videos and other, often younger students, who will view the videos. At the same time, the videos provide professionals and educators compelling content to share with students about the benefits of choosing a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) track as they are educating themselves for a future career. The effort is sponsored by STEM sponsor State Farm.
Videos describe a technology, create excitement about its future and how they can play a part. The targeted areas included health technology and smart cities.
Volunteers, including technical experts, educators and video production teams, judged the entries. Four winners will receive $1000 for their entries, with an additional three being recognized for honorable mention status.
The student videos may be viewed on the Tech Titans YouTube channel.
Winners from this year's contest include:
- Smart Cities, High School: Adaora Nwosu, DeSoto High School
- Health Tech, High School: Asia Penetlon, DeSoto High School
- Smart Cities, Middle School: Lamar Middle School, Lewisville ISD
- Health Tech, Middle School: McMillian Middle School, Wylie ISD
About Tech Titans
Tech Titans includes a diverse group of technology leaders from start-ups to fortune 500 companies from North Texas who collaborate, share and inspire creative thinking that fuels tomorrow’s innovations. As part of its goals, Tech Titans is active in:
• Cultivating a technology community of companies, entrepreneurs, investors and students
• Growing future tech leaders with its talent and workforce development initiative
• Advocating technology's advancement in governmental arenas
• Connecting people and inspiring innovative ideas through its special interest forums and annual Awards Gala
Tech Titans is the largest technology trade association in Texas, representing individuals and more than a quarter million employees through 300 member companies and individuals. More information about Tech Titans can be found online at www.techtitans.org