Second-annual STEAMposium delivers jam-packed fun, learning

Hundreds of students, parents, GISD employees and community members gathered to celebrate innovation and technology at the second-annual STEAMposium. Interactive exhibits, student showcases, robotics competitions and enlightening seminars enthralled visitors at the Curtis Culwell Center.


A culmination of yearlong efforts, the event showcased STEAMletes’ engineering challenges, VEX Robotics skills, Maker Creator inventions and science fair projects. A campus T-shirt competition, coding contests, bubble soccer and a gaming truck were also featured. In addition to 21st-century fun, teacher grants and student scholarships were presented. Guest speaker, Discovery Education’s Vice President of Learning Communities and Innovation Lance Rougeux, also offered words of inspiration.


Awards were given throughout the day, which helped crown the overall winner and STEAMly Cup honoree—Area 7. Through a communal effort, Armstrong, Abbett, Back, Liberty Grove and Sewell elementary schools, as well as Hudson Middle School, Memorial Pathway Academy, Pathfinder Achievement Center and Sachse High School, snagged the traveling trophy. See photos and PDF icon view a full list of winners.