Townsquare Media and Cisco Systems is proud to announce the first ever 2018 Southwest High School Drone Competition taking place on Saturday, April 28th at Del Valle High School!

We are excited to be part of STEAM Fiesta (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), taking place the week of April 23, 2018. STEAM Fiesta is a Workforce Solutions Borderplex and STTE Foundation initiative along with community partners and sponsors throughout the El Paso borderplex area. For more information on STEAM Fiesta visit https://www.borderplexjobs.com/steam. AND http://sttefoundation.org/steamx/

For our inaugural year of the 2018 Southwest High School Drone Competition, eight High School Teams throughout the Southwest area will be competing in obstacle challenges and will present a team video for a change to win a TEAM Scholarship!

Northwest Early College High School (Canutillo ISD), Del Valle High School (Ysleta ISD), Presidio High School (Presidio ISD), Coronado High School (El Paso ISD), Harmony Science Academy and San Elizario High School (San Elizario ISD).

The 2018 Southwest High School Drone Competition is presented by: Ysleta Independent School District, The District. The Only Choice.

With support from the 2018 Awards sponsor, El Paso Electric.

Each of the participating High School Teams will be receiving a TEAM Scholarship thanks to: TFCU, Western Technical College, The Hospitals at Providence, Sarah Farms, Microsoft and Wet-N-Wild.

This competition has been created to encourage students to pursue their interest in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), as well as to give them opportunities to excel in a field they are passionate in. We aim to challenge students to find creative solutions to difficult engineering and technical problems.

STEAM skills and knowledge are essential for student success in the 21st century jobs. Public & Private Sectors are reporting that many 21st-centry students are graduating without skills that are key to their success. Students need more in-depth knowledge of math and science, plus the ability to integrate and apply that knowledge to solve the challenges facing our region. STEAM students develop a variety of skills that are essential for success including critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

For more information or if you would like to attend the Drone Competition as a spectator please contact:
Rebeca Rodriguez at 915-521-6327 or by e-mail at Rebeca.Rodriguez@townsquaremedia.com