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Rackspace Donates $15K to Bring Trailblazer to “Magnificent 7”

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that partner Rackspace has generously awarded $15,000 to empower Texas students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding will help bring the TAME Trailblazer mobile STEM museum to six elementary and middle schools in San Antonio. The chosen schools are part of the ‘Magnificent 7’ neighborhood schools around the Rackspace San Antonio headquarters.

Join Rackspace 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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Boeing Donates $50K to Support STEM Diversity

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that partner Boeing has generously awarded $50,000 to empower Texas students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding will 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. The funding will also support TAME Trailblazers, bringing an innovative, mobile STEM engagement program to students across the state. 

Join Boeing 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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2018 TAME West Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Odessa, TX) – The 2018 TAME West Texas STEM Competition was hosted by Odessa College on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 170 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 Raytheon. 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. One student from each grade level was selected to win an Overall Combined Score Award.

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2018 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition Results

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(Austin, TX) – The 2018 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition was hosted at The University of Texas at Austin's Engineering Education and Research Center on Saturday January 27, 2018. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 170 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 Raytheon. 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. One student from each grade level was selected to win an Overall Combined Score Award.

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2018 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition Results

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(San Angelo, TX) – The 2018 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition was hosted at Angelo State University, Recreation Facility of Plaza Verde Residence Hall on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 7-12) 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 Raytheon. 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. One student from each grade level was selected to win an Overall Combined Score Award.

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2018 TAME East Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Longview, TX) – The 2018 TAME East Texas STEM Competition was hosted at the Abbot Aviation Center of LeTourneau University at the East Texas Regional Airport on Friday, January 26, 2018. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 70 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 Raytheon. The top six 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. One student from each grade level was selected to win an Overall Combined Score Award.

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2018 TAME Dallas STEM Competition Results

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(Dallas, TX) – The 2018 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College South Campus on Saturday February 10, 2018. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 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 Raytheon. 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. One student from each grade level was selected to win an Overall Combined Score Award.

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Updated Wrap for Trailblazer II Revealed

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to reveal a newly designed wrap for TAME’s Trailblazer II traveling STEM museum. The updated design was produced by Creative Pickle and printed on wrap material donated by longtime partner 3M. It was professionally installed by Alphagraphics.

We are grateful to all the sponsors and supporters who keep the Trailblazers on the road every day and bring hands-on STEM activities to students across Texas.

Join TAME's partners 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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3M Makes Material Difference in STEM Education

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that longtime partner 3M has generously awarded $15,000 to empower Texas 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. Since its first gift to TAME in 1984, 3M has helped to build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join 3M 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: 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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