2019 Connect2STEM

Congratulations to our STEM all-stars

Southern Arizona was well-represented at the 2019 Connect2STEM Awards, with seventh-grader Owen Barrett of Esmond Station School in Tucson and Melanie Larson of the St. David Unified School District earning $1,000 for their favorite STEM programs for their outstanding work.

The awards, sponsored by Cox in partnership with the Arizona SciTech Festival, are part of our ongoing effort to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. This year’s finalists received more than 75,000 votes from people around the world in a two-week Facebook poll in March that decided the winners.

Learn more about Owen, Melanie and all our winners by clicking on their videos below:

Student Teckie Award: Owen Barrett, Esmond Station School

Teacher Teckie Award: Melanie Larson, St. David Unified School District

After School Excellence Award: Washington Elementary School District & GenTech

Innovation Award for Business: Salt River Project (SRP)

Creative Media Award: HonorHealth

Chief Science Officer Award: Cyra Holmes, Verrado Middle School

In addition to a 30-second spot airing on Cox networks, the winners received a $1,000 grant for the STEM program of their choice. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone who helps make this program, and all our Connect2STEM efforts in the community, a success.