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Newsletter: State Announcement + Registration Closing Soon!

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"LESS THAN ONE WEEK LEFT to Register Clubs & Students!"

November's newsletter focuses on the deadlines for TAME Club and Student Registration, plus announcements about the State STEM Competition and the schedule for Divisionals. 

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Announcing the 2018 State STEM Competition

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce that the TAME Board has approved the 2018 State STEM Competition!

Every year, TAME brings together students to compete and celebrate achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). During a STEM Competition, students participate in both a math and a science test, and then team up to solve real-world engineering problems in a timed Engineering Design Challenge. This announcement comes as part of a two-year pilot project for TAME's STEM Competitions, developed in response to a number of logistical challenges. Read more about the decision-making process and refinements to TAME programs here

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Thank You

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) received a wonderful thank you card in the mail recently from a TAME Club at Young Women's College Preparatory Academy with Houston Independent School District. One and a half months after Hurricane Harvey, they are busy registering their students to take part in this year's activities and are looking forward to the STEM Competition.

TAME is grateful to all the donors who made it possible for school supplies to reach students and teachers affected by Hurricane Harvey. The generosity of the TAME family has been inspiring.

Join TAME in making a difference: tame.org/donate

#LonestarSTEM #TexasSTEM #TexasStrong #HarveyRelief

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$20K from Arconic Foundation Powers STEM Education in Wichita Falls

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that longtime partner Arconic Foundation has generously awarded $20,000 to empower Texas students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding will support a variety of programs, such as STEM Competitions and visits from the TAME Trailblazer mobile science museums to schools in Wichita Falls. Since its first gift to TAME in 1985, Arconic Foundation has helped to build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join Arconic 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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Newsletter: Registration Deadlines & A Design Challenge

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"ONE MONTH LEFT to Register Clubs & Students!"

October's newsletter focuses on the deadlines for TAME Club and Student Registration. The newsletter also unveils the 2016 State Engineering Design Challenge, inspired by Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Download the materials for free and challenge your students to take on an engineer's role for an hour!

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Delivers STEM to Texas Schools

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that partner Chevron Phillips Chemical has generously sponsored 18 days of STEM to empower students in Southeast Texas to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding will support Trailblazer traveling science museums, bringing an innovative, mobile STEM engagement program to Texas students. We are grateful to Chevron Phillips Chemical for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join Chevron Phillips Chemical 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 Engineering Adventure: Wrap A Fuselage State Challenge

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Welcome to TAME Engineering Adventures!  Our goal is to help you challenge your students with hands-on learning. 

This Engineering Adventure is to design and build a machine to wrap a fuselage! This was the 2016 State Engineering Design Challenge, sponsored by Boeing, and we’ve adapted it here for the classroom. It's a great way to get your TAME Club members to start thinking like engineers in preparation for our STEM Competitions.

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Club & Student Registration Now Open

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TAME Club and Student Registration are now open for the 2017-18 School Year!

Membership with TAME is a two-part process. First the sponsor completes the annual Club Registration, then the students in their club will be able to complete their Student Registration. 

Students will be able to register only after the Adult Sponsor registers the TAME Club.

DEADLINE: If you are in grades 6-12 and want to participate in the Divisional or State STEM Competitions, the deadline to register Clubs and Students online is Wednesday, November 15th.

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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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