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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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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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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

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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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2017 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition Results

The 2017 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition was hosted at The University of Texas at Austin on Saturday February 4, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 200 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.


(Austin, TX) – The 2017 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition was hosted at The University of Texas at Austin on Saturday February 4, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 200 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 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 Lubbock STEM Competition Results

(Lubbock, TX) – The 2017 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition was hosted by Texas Tech University on Saturday January 28, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 70 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.


(Lubbock, TX) – The 2017 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition was hosted by Texas Tech University on Saturday January 28, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 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 Boeing. The top six students from each test and the top two 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 Wichita Falls STEM Competition Results

The 2017 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition was hosted by Midwestern State University on Saturday February 4, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 80 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

(Wichita Falls, TX) – The 2017 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition was hosted by Midwestern State University on Saturday February 4, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 80 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 Fort Worth STEM Competition Results

Test1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
6th GradeJosh WuAlex NguyenDujan PathakDaniel HansannaTan HaJaden Johnson
7th GradeChloe GuerreroElaine ZhuJenae EliasJessica SotoEduardo DominguezGabriel Mancinas
8th GradeRaymond NguyenCecilia RomeroAmy PhanYasmin ToresLuis GonzalesTuongvy Ha
9th GradeRobert "Ben"TaylorTai HaNaia Walkins-GarnerObed GonzalezAbigail Nashed
10th GradeGrace DisalviZachary DiPaulaJonathan GarnerTin HaJorge BaquierJosh George
11th GradeDavid SerratoSorin PenaJesse JaraamilloNoah Castro
12th GradeAlexander BanJared Cervantez

1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceJudges' ChoiceJudges' Choice Judges' Choice
Team 8Team 2Team 7Team 9Team 10Team 3

(Fort Worth, TX) – The 2017 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition was hosted at Richland High School  on Saturday January 28, 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. 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 promotes teamwork, leadership, and...
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2017 TAME Dallas STEM Competition Results

(Dallas, TX) – The 2017 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College on Saturday February 11, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 80 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

(Dallas, TX) – The 2017 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College on Saturday February 11, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 80 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 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 Golden Triangle STEM Competition Results

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(Beaumont, TX) – The 2017 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition was hosted at Lamar University on Saturday February 4, 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 three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving.
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2017 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition Results

Test1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
6th GradeMichael TreesAaron Green
7th GradeMason CaveZachary StipanovicJoshua Mayben
8th GradeCody EnckNate Scott
9th GradeGarrett GuerreroMatthew TreesCarson Green
10th GradeNathan Waldron
11th GradeBenjamin Ingalls Jon BinderAlexandria KempSergio DelRio
12th GradeCole CaveStephen Stipanovic

1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceJudges' Choice
Benjamin Ingalls Alexandria KempJon BinderAaron Green
Michael TreesCarson GreenMatthew TreesCole Cave
Nathan WaldronGarrett GuerreroNate ScottJoshua Mayben
Zachary StipanovicMason CaveStephen StipanovicSergio DelRio

(San Angelo, TX) – The 2017 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition was hosted at the Recreation Facility of Plaza Verde Residence Hall at Angelo State University  on Saturday February 4, 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. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. "The students enjoyed the design challenge very much," said Competition Coordinator and Chapter Chair Janice Trees. "As usual it was the highlight of the day." Faculty from TAME's higher education partner Angelo State University joined in the events of...
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2017 TAME East Texas STEM Competition Results

Test1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
6th GradeGrant Beakley
7th GradeIssac TesserBryce WilladsonKaleb HogueEthan MorganIman Dar
8th GradeJann CabudoyIra RobertsZachary RussellPedro MontanoBerenice JuarezDeAundre Heath
9th GradeSterling BeakleyJessica HosmerMercedes EstradaItzel LaraWestley PhillipsSadalvia Wallace
11th GradeRandy PhanAndres SerranoJennifer lbarra

1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceJudges' Choice
Sterling BeakleyIra RobertsEthan MorganIra Roberts
Westley PhillipsKaleb HogueGrant BeakleyKaleb Hogue
Zachary RussellPedro MontanoIman DarPedro Montano
Samantha HosmerJessica HosmerSamantha Hosmer

(Longview, TX) – The 2017 TAME East Texas STEM Competition was hosted at the Abbot Aviation Center of LeTourneau University at the East Texas Regional Airport on Saturday January 27, 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. One of the 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...
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Divisional STEM Competitions: Schedules & Practice Tests

Divisional STEM Competitions: Schedules & Practice Tests


New Practice Tests for Divisionals

Why is TAME switching to tests by grade level? Where are the practice tests that were listed by subject? As we announced earlier this year, TAME's Divisional and State STEM Competitions are evolving to better meet the needs of our participants. One big change that you’ll see in competitions this spring is the new individual test format.  Read more about how the new test format works in our blog post, New Test Format for STEM Competitions.

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Mobile museum generates science interest at Pine Tree

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"Today was really, really fun. It was a great experience," said eighth-grader Holly James, who said she wants to pursue a career in health science. "We learned about all types of electricity and how stuff works in space and how the weather men and women do their jobs." From our East Texas Chapter Chair, Cyndi Nyvall: "What an awesome day learning with kids! I love my partnership with TAME and all it offers our students. Thank you to those who volunteered their time today to make this happen!" Read the full story from the Longview News-Journal : Read More Schedule your own Trailblazer experience: tame.org/trailblazer Join TAME in making a difference: tame.org/donate #DrivingSTEM #LonestarSTEM #STEM #Texas

Announcing Texas-sized Changes to STEM Competitions

Announcing Texas-sized Changes to TAME's annual STEM Competitions
For over 30 years, competitions have been an integral part of the programs offered by the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME). Annual STEM Competitions help to focus student effort in TAME Clubs and provide an exciting incentive to work hard; they connect students to academic and corporate partners; and they foster friendships and mentoring relationships. Year after year, we’ve seen how participating in our competitions  inspires students to think big . We’re very grateful to our community, corporate and academic supporters who have made this possible year after year. And now we’re at a turning point. The world has changed a lot in the past 30 years. It’s time for the Competitions to change, too. The challenges: TAME has grown by leaps and bounds, expanding our programs to thirteen regional chapters and counting. We now have an unprecedented number of schools wanting to participate in the STEM Competitions....
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40 Years and a Formula for STEM Equity

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Today, September 27, 2016, marks the 40-year anniversary of TAME’s work to strengthen female and minority participation in STEM careers. As we celebrate with all of you, we want to present you with some numbers: numbers that show how far we’ve come, and numbers that show how far we still have to go.

In 1978, Austin magazine provided a snapshot of the times with the article TAME Boosts Minority Students Into the Engineering FieldAlthough Hispanic, African-American, and Native Americans comprised 17% of the United State's total population, they represented less than 3% of the STEM workforce. Of all the civil engineers in the United States, 1.3% were female.

 
"Paradoxically, our country needs more engineers, but is not taking advantage of the engineering potential of its minority citizens... Texas industry and education have united to launch a unique state-wide attack on the problem. The unusual partnership is called Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME)." The full article was reprinted in that year's Annual Report.

Forty years on, how are we doing? About 6% of today's STEM workforce is Hispanic, 6% is African-American, and 25% is female. The percentage of female civil engineers has risen to 12.7%.

Have we made progress? Absolutely. Is it enough? Not even close. Workforce diversity benefits everyone: according to recent research, mixed gender teams achieve 40% more patents than all-male teams, while gender diversity at the management level results in a $42 million increase in the value of S&P 500 firms.
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Ready to invent the future? JOIN THE CLUB.



Annual TAME Club Registration is now open. In our free TAME Clubs across Texas, students are starting exciting careers by exploring science, tech, engineering, math, coding, rocketry, robotics, and more.

Sign up by November 16th to win scholarships, connect with mentors, and compete in STEM! Learn more at TAME.org/Clubs.
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