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Awards given in Tech Titans STEM video contest for high/middle schoolers

A reception to honor the winners of a high school middle school STEM video contest was held at sponsor State Farm’s CityLine on Feb. 13.

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. 

Videos describe engineering careers and medical technologies, create excitement about a future in technology and how students can play a part.

 
Volunteers, including technical experts, educators and video production teams, judged the entries. Three winners received $1000 for their entries, with an additional two runner-up winners receiving $500. This video contest is the fourth annual event from Tech Titans, and this year had more than 175 students participating. Student submissions were received from 6 different school districts and 11 different schools.
 
Middle School co-winners from this year's contest about Be An Engineer! are:

  • Producer Ella Stone who is homeschooled from Lewisville
  • Producer Katherine Mejia and team from Richardson West Jr High, Richardson ISD
 
High School winner from this year's contest about Medical Technology for the Future! is:
  • Producer Lauren Ngo and team from Richardson High School, Richardson ISD
 
High School runner-ups from this year's contest about Medical Technology for the Future! are:
  • Producer Ruby Lauritzen and team from Richardson High School, Richardson ISD
  • Producer Arianna Tobias and team from Richardson High School, Richardson ISD
 
This year two educators were recognized for their support of and participation in the video contest. Both of these educators continue to encourage students to participate in the video contest and to learn about STEM careers.
 
2019 Tech Titans Video Champion educator award winners are:
  • Ben Pluenneke from Dale Jackson Career Center, Lewisville ISD
  • Shawn Strait from Richardson High School, Richardson ISD

The student videos may be viewed on the Tech Titans YouTube channel.

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