5-STAR Innovation Cup STEM Showcase and Competition Happens on March 29
|5-STAR Innovation Cup STEM Showcase and Competition
Happens on March 29
What: 5-STAR Innovation Cup STEM Showcase and Competition
When: 8 a.m. Saturday, March 29; trophy presentation at 3 p.m.
Where: Trading Post, Building 1717, Marshall Road, on Fort Bliss; trophy presentation at Soldier Hall, Building 2, Sheridan Road
In the first of what promises to become an annual event, the 5-STAR Innovation Cup STEM Showcase and Competition will give middle and high school students an opportunity to display their talent by designing, building and presenting products relevant to issues in today's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The competition is possible thanks to a partnership among The University of Texas at El Paso's College of Engineering, the El Paso STEM Foundation and Fort Bliss.
"The El Paso STEM Foundation is excited to be connecting Fort Bliss' Brigade Modernization Command, UTEP College of Engineering and our students talented in STEM fields," said Shane Haggerty, president of the El Paso STEM Foundation. "This event not only unites Fort Bliss, El Paso and our surrounding region, but also provides the opportunity to create future STEM leaders, which is a huge step toward making our region the STEM hub of the nation."
Students will compete as individuals or teams to win the 5-STAR Innovation STEM Cup and money for their classrooms. Twelve judges comprised of Fort Bliss personnel will assess the team projects and determine the winners. One winning team or individual will be selected from the middle school category and one winning team or individual will be selected from the high school category.
The 5-STAR Innovation Cup STEM Showcase and Competition is an outgrowth of the El Paso STEM Foundation's mission, which includes offering programs, activities, funding and services that foster new and innovative initiatives designed to encourage and inspire students to study in STEM fields. The foundation encourages partnerships between school districts, colleges, universities, science centers, STEM research and development organizations, and the business, science and technology communities that will improve STEM education in the U.S. and the El Paso region.