Tech Titans STEM video contest winners honored

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 for high school and middle school students this past fall. A reception to honor the winners was held Jan. 31 at the CityLine location of State Farm, who sponsored the contest. 


The goal of the contest is to inspire both students who create the videos and other, often younger students for whom the videos were created. The winning videos provide professionals and educators compelling content to share with students about the benefits of choosing a STEM academic track and future career. The third annual video contest brought more than 100 videos from nine school districts this year.
Videos describe a specific technology, creating excitement about its future potential and how students can be a part of it. This year’s subjects were the high-tech classroom of the futureand waste management in a Smart City.


Tech Titans volunteers who judged the entries included technologists, educators and videographers. Four winning teams received $1000 for their entries. Two additional videos received honorable mentions.
 
Video contest award winners are:

  • Smart Classrooms, High School: Prosper High School, Prosper ISD
  • Smart Classrooms, Middle School: McMillan Junior High, Wylie ISD
  • Waste Management in a Smart City, High School: Coppell High School, Coppell ISD
  • Waste Management in a Smart City, Middle School: Morgan Holcomb, McMillan Junior High, Wylie ISD
 
Honorable mentions:
  • Waste Management in a Smart City, High School: Dale Jackson Career Center, Lewisville ISD
  • Smart Classrooms, High School: New Tech High @ Coppell, Coppell ISD
 
This year two educators were recognized for their support of and participation in the video contest. For multiple years, both have encouraged students to participate and learn about STEM careers.
 
Video champion educator award winners are:
  • LaShonda Petty, DeSoto High School, DeSoto ISD
  • Joanna Robertson, McMillan Junior High School, Wylie ISD
 
A unique video for young students, “STEM is the Future,” was created by Anthony Bolden from DeSoto High School, DeSoto ISD, and focused on Tech Titans’ STEM effort.

View the 2018 Tech Titans STEM Video Contest winning entries on the Tech Titans YouTube channel.