Marfa team gets first place – and cash - in Borderplex STEAMx competition

MARFA, 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 2-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 Marfa:

The Prudential Foundation - Math Challenge

Middle School Math Counts

First Place $2000 -Mathletes from Marfa Middle 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.