Tech Titans recognizes winners of student STEM video contest

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February 13, 2018
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 was held at sponsor StateFarm's CityLine on Feb. 1. 
Adora NwosuThere is a photo  of volunteers, which would be Bob Hill (vice chair of the talent & workforce team), Dave Galley (Tech Titans STEM director), Lynn Mortensen (organized the STEM video contest), and Lisa Frey (from sponsor State Farm and on the Tech Titans board).

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 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 received $1000 for their entries, with an additional three being recognized for honorable mention status. This video contest is the second annual event from Tech Titans, and once again, two of the winners are from DeSoto ISD. 
Winners from this year's contest include:
1. Smart Cities, High School: Adaora Nwosu, DeSoto High School
2. Health Tech, High School: Asia Penetlon, DeSoto High School
3. Smart Cities, Middle School: Lamar Middle School, Lewisville ISD
4. Health Tech, Middle School: McMillian Middle School, Wylie ISD

The student videos may be viewed on the Tech Titans YouTube channel.
Amy Alexander, Director, Marketing and Communications
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