In The Community Technology Awareness Day - BNSF

Technology Awareness Day

BNSF's Technology Awareness Day is part of the National Black Family Technology Awareness Week. The national campaign was started by IBM, and aims to "promote significant minority achievement in engineering, science and technology." Corporate-sponsored events are held nationally during a week in February.

BNSF began hosting the event in 2004, and attendance has grown every year.

February 16, 2019

The one-day event is a local version of the campaign that aims to educate local minority youths about careers in the technology field and challenges attendees to design and develop their own technological solutions that are judged at the event.

Social Production Photo Booth will be on site at Technology Awareness Day to capture the fun! You can view or post on social media about the event by searching for or using "#BNSFTechDay".

BNSF leaders hope you can join us for the event in 2019!
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Registration

Space is limited, so register early. Registration is available November 13, 2018 - January 31, 2019 or until event is full. You will be required to create a userid and password for your school/organization before registering your students. Please see registration instructions for more details.

Registration Instructions

Contest Information

BNSF Railway will host the 20th Annual "Technology Awareness Day" on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at BNSF Railway, 2400 Western Center Boulevard in Fort Worth, TX.

There will be four contests: Graphic Art, Website Design, Essay, and Mobile App Design, open to all students in Fort Worth Independent School District in grades 9 – 12 and participating Upward Bound groups. The theme of the contest is “STEAM Forward” standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics with a focus on the future, and how the world can move forward by using “STEAM”.

Graphic Art Contest

Students will create original artwork or photos that they have taken themselves to tell a digital story in line with the contest theme. Contest entry forms must be submitted by your school's CTE (Career and Technology Education coordinator) or Upward Bound program coordinator no later than January 29, 2019.

Contest Rules

Website Contest

The student will create an original website that has a logical flow in line with the contest theme. Contest entry forms must be submitted by your school's CTE (Career and Technology Education coordinator) or Upward Bound program coordinator no later than January 29, 2019.

Contest Rules

Essay Contest

The student will conduct research and increase their literacy by composing an essay in line with the contest theme. Entries must be submitted to your school's CTE (Career and Technology Education coordinator) or Upward Bound coordinator no later than January 29, 2019.

Contest Rules

Mobile App Design Contest

Students will design a mobile app that solves a real-world problem and will illustrate the solution in a PowerPoint presentation. Contest entry forms must be submitted by your school's CTE (Career and Technology Education coordinator) or Upward Bound program coordinator no later than January 29, 2019.

Contest Rules