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Newsletter: Club Registration, 3 Big Experiments, Harvey Relief & Icebreakers

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"No easy answers--but 3 big new experiments!"

September's newsletter announces the launch of TAME Club Registration, along with a few important refinements to our programs. The newsletter also covers Hurricane Harvey relief efforts for TAME students, and Icebreakers to help TAME Clubs get off to a good start.

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No easy answers – but 3 big new experiments!

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What's the most important part of engineering?

It just might be asking questions. This year, as always, we asked our teachers, volunteers, and board members to give us feedback on TAME programs. We received 76 impassioned responses to the end of year survey, and the message is clear: TAME programs are working, but we need to make some refinements.

Here’s what we took away from 76 responses: first, how can we keep the State STEM Competitions going? Second, what test structure will be most effective for the Divisional and State STEM Competitions? And third, how can we make sure that TAME programs focus most on underserved students, even as we welcome all interested students to participate?

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Hurricane Relief for TAME Students

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About 500 TAME students in the Gulf Coast and Golden Triangle Chapters have been directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Several of our students are dealing with the second flood of the school year. About 20-25 teachers in the GC TAME Chapter are also displaced and currently in shelters.

Many of the traditional disaster recovery services are focused on providing immediate support to these students and their families. While many of us are supporting this effort personally, as an organization, TAME would like to provide school supplies and classroom supplies to our extended TAME family.

Amazon e-gift cards mailing address – programs@tame.org

TAME Donation Page (for cash contributions to support this effort) – http://bit.ly/2xa63uf

Amazon shopping list for GC TAME Students -- http://a.co/2XNUpSt

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Chevron Celebrates Students with $25K for Texas STEM Programs

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that partner Chevron has generously awarded $25,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding will support Trailblazer mobile science museums and annual STEM Competitions, which celebrate achievement in math, science, and engineering. Students and chaperones pay no fee to participate thanks to sponsorships like this. We are grateful to Chevron for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join Chevron in making a difference. Visit our Get Involved page to see how you can help make sure TAME programs stay free for all Texas students.

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Lockheed Martin Launches Texas Careers with $30K for STEM Competitions

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that partner Lockheed Martin has generously awarded $30,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding will support annual STEM Competitions, which celebrate achievement in math, science, and engineering. Students and chaperones pay no fee to participate thanks to sponsorships like this. We are grateful to Lockheed Martin for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join Lockheed Martin in making a difference. Visit our Get Involved page to see how you can help make sure TAME programs stay free for all Texas students.

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TAME Scholarship Winners Announced for 2017

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce the winners of our 2017 TAME Scholarships.

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GM Keeps TAME Programs on the Road with $10K

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 The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that partner General Motors Foundation has generously awarded $10,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding will support the TAME Trailblazers, bringing an innovative, mobile STEM engagement program to students across the Lonestar state. The funding will also support TAME's annual STEM Competitions, which celebrate achievement in math, science, and engineering. Students and chaperones pay no fee to participate thanks to sponsorships like this. TAME is grateful to the GM Foundation for helping build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join the GM Foundation in making a difference. Visit our Get Involved page to see how you can help make sure TAME programs stay free for all Texas students.

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Tocker Foundation Drives Summer STEM Learning with $50K

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 The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that the Tocker Foundation has generously awarded $50,000 to drive summer learning for Texas students in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The funding will make it possible for TAME's Trailblazer science-on-wheels program to travel to small and rural libraries across Texas this summer. TAME received a record-breaking number of applications for the 2017 Science Rocks! Summer Library Program: exactly 100 libraries applied to receive a visit from the Trailblazer museum.

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ConocoPhillips Strengthens Texas STEM Education Pipeline with $80K Grant

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that partner ConocoPhillps has generously awarded $80,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding will support a variety of programs, such as STEM Competitions, TAME Scholarships, and Trailblazer mobile science museums. We are grateful to ConocoPhillips for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join ConocoPhillips in making a difference. Visit our Get Involved page to see how you can help make sure TAME programs stay free for all Texas students.

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Shell Fuels STEM Education with $75K Grant

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 The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that partner Shell Oil Company has generously awarded $75,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding will support the TAME Trailblazers, bringing an innovative, mobile STEM engagement program to students across the Lonestar state. We are grateful to Shell for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join Shell in making a difference. Visit our Get Involved page to see how you can help make sure TAME programs stay free for all Texas students.

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TAME's Dallas Chapter Chair Receives Award

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(Dallas, Texas) On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Tarrant County College presented Maurine Amend, the Chair of TAME's Dallas Chapter, with the Outstanding Community Partner Award in recognition of her outstanding work and involvement with the campus and the community.


"I feel so appreciated and humbled by this honor from TCC," said Maurine. "It meant that my efforts are recognized and appreciated by those who put their trust and faith in me to help serve our students, who are indeed our future."

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Texas Students Win Big at STEM Competition

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Students from Engineering Design Challenge Team 33, "Three Musketeers," won the Special Award for Creativity at the 2017 State STEM Competition in San Antonio, Texas. The six team members represented six different TAME Chapters: Amarillo, Dallas, East Texas, Gulf Coast (Houston), Lubbock, and Wichita Falls. In alphabetical order: Andrea Ruedas, Markalen Watson, Joseph Nagera, Ashley Evans, Gabriela Garcia, and Jann Cabudoy. 

La Villita Historic District Welcomes Wind Turbines (Temporarily)

 

(San Antonio, TX) – La Villita Assembly Building in San Antonio’s historic Riverwalk district welcomes all kinds of crowds, from sports fans to wedding parties. On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, however, the building played host to something new: wind turbines.
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TAME Scholarship Applications Now Open

Calling all TAME graduating seniors!  Scholarship applications & letters of recommendation from TAME Club Sponsors are due at 11:59p on Monday, May 1st, 2017.
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Calling all TAME graduating seniors! TAME Freshman Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now open. Applications, documentation, and letters of recommendation from TAME Club Sponsors are due to the TAME State Office no later than 11:59p on Monday, May 1st, 2017. Students submit one application to be considered for the following scholarships offered by TAME’s higher education and corporate partners: Midwestern State University (Freshman engineering) Prairie View A&M University (Freshman engineering) Texas A&M University (Freshman) Texas Tech University (Freshman engineering) The University of Texas at Austin (Freshman engineering) Chevron (STEM major, West Texas students only) ConocoPhillips (Specific majors, open to all students) Pratt & Whitney (STEM major, Wichita Falls students only) Who Can Apply for TAME Scholarships?  Applicants for TAME Freshman Scholarships must: Be a member of a registered TAME Club with a student registration on file Be currently enrolled in high school and scheduled to graduate at...
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2017 T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

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Winners Announced for Boeing "Behind the Next Big Thing" T-Shirt Design Contest


(Austin, TX) The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce the winner of the Boeing “Behind the Next Big Thing” T Shirt Design Contest for the 32nd Annual TAME State STEM Competition. TAME students across Texas submitted a record number of entries, impressing judges with artistic creativity and design.

Congratulations to Siddhant Puranik of TAME's Gulf Coast Chapter! Mr. Puranik of the T&T TAME Club is the first student from the Gulf Coast Chapter to win the contest in five years. He will receive a special invitation to the State STEM Competition on April 8th, hosted by CPS Energy at La Villita Assembly Building. At State Mr. Puranik will be presented with a $100 prize and a gift from our sponsor Boeing. His design will be unveiled on the day of the event, where it will be featured on the t-shirts, event programs and other materials that will be distributed to hundreds of participants. 
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2017 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition Results

(Odessa, TX) – The 2017 TAME West Texas STEM Competition was hosted at Odessa College on Saturday February 18, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 100 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.


(Amarillo, TX) – The 2017 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition was hosted at the Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning (AACAL) on Saturday February 18, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and were grouped into teams to participate in an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Boeing. The top six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. 
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2017 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition Results

(Odessa, TX) – The 2017 TAME West Texas STEM Competition was hosted at Odessa College on Saturday February 18, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 100 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.


(San Antonio, TX) – The 2017 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition was hosted by St. Philip’s College at the MLK Campus on Saturday February 25, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and were grouped into teams to participate in an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Boeing. The top three students from each test and the top four teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Two teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. 
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Volunteer at the 2017 State STEM Competition

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How many engineers does it take to launch a career in aeronautics?

Sometimes it just takes one.

Volunteer at the 2017 State STEM Competition and help Texas students take off!

The 2017 State STEM Competition is right around the corner, and we're calling all San Antonio-area engineers and other STEM professionals to join in. Competition volunteers play a critical role in the competition experience. Not only do they help the event run smoothly, they show kids what engineers (and geologists and pre-med students and biologists and mathematicians) look like in real life.
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2017 TAME West Texas STEM Competition Results

Test1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
6th GradeFernando CorralesHannah DouglasRobert LoyaJames TinklerIsaac ArellanoAndrea Urias
7th GradeUriel GalindoJohn ArcayanErick PandoAlfonso RamosAreli EscajedaEddie Wittenbarger
8th GradeBrayden BaumAlejandra VallesAnais LaraNickoli AguirreAndrea NavarreteConsuelo Celine
9th GradeReuben WoodsAmi BaezaDeidre MoralesGlenn DeLaPenaDamien GalindoCaeden Gamboa
10th GradeDavid HuntLeonardo UribeHaley LavergneAlejandrina ElmsPaola FlotteKatelyn Valenzuela
11th GradeIvye Blythe DolinoAlberto BarreraNahama LujanDavid RiveroRuben HurtadoMelani Anguiano
12th GradeDamaris PerazaPrabda GutierrezMya DavisTashiana ShipmanDominic StricklandSantos Aguirre

1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceJudges' Choice
Thing 2Bob the CatMaaach 15Happy Unprepared Inspired HIMMRA
Abigail FrankIsaac ArellanoAbigail McGuireAlvaro Castro
Alberto BarreraJohn ArcayanAiden MelgozaHannah Douglas
Ami BaezaMelani AnguianoAutumn MikellIvye Blythe Dolino
Andy BaezaNickoli AguirreCarlos MedellinMarina Duran
Glenn DeLaPenaSantos AguirreHagen MillerMontserrat Ceballos
Mia MelendezRaymond Dulaney

(Odessa, TX) – The 2017 TAME West Texas STEM Competition was hosted at Odessa College  on Saturday February 18, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 100 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region. Students competed in individual math and science tests and were grouped into teams to participate in an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Boeing . The top six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving.  Shell Oil sponsored an ‘Outstanding Senior’ Award, which was presented with a laptop to Damaris Peraza of Presidio High School . The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 that enables Texas students to pursue careers in Science, Technology,...
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2017 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition Results

(Houston, TX) – The 2017 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition was hosted at The University of Houston on Saturday February 11, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 130 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.


(Houston, TX) – The 2017 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition was hosted at The University of Houston on Saturday February 11, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 130 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and were grouped into teams to participate in an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Boeing. The top seven students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving.
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2017 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results

Test1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
6th GradeFrancisco EspinozaAaron GuerreroJose Cortez
7th GradeJaqueline OchoaMario GomezEmiliano Rodriguez
8th GradeCasey IbarraMelanie SilvaMeaghan Moya

1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceJudges' Choice for Best TeamworkJudges' Choice for Most Innovative
Team 11Team 3Team 5Team 10Team 8
Emiliano BocanegraAaron GuerreroIsaac EscalonAxel GarciaDiego Armendaiz
Jorge RomanChase JacksonJoaquin OzunaErick PenaErik Cano
Lynsey TorresCristina KnightNestor SalasAbigal CarrizalesGabiel A. Garcia
Martin Martinez ZapataEmily GomezRaul GonzalezKiara GomezLizbeth Raya
Ruby SalinasJaqueline OchoaVictoria CastilloNereyda BarreraLuis Martinez
Magaly PinonVivianne MedinaManuel Martinez

(Edinburg, TX) – The 2017 TAME Valley STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  on Saturday February 18, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 60 student competitors (grades 6-8) from across the region. Students competed in individual math and science tests and were grouped into teams to participate in an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Boeing . The top three students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Two teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 that enables Texas students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). In addition to testing student knowledge of math and science concepts, the competition...
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