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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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$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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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