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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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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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March 2016: Announcing this year's winners!

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How does $292 get you to a career in aeronautics?

Hint: it’s not about the money. Find a TAME Board Member’s inspiring story below.


We’re also proud to highlight the next generation of engineers who competed in Divisional STEM Competitions across Texas. What inspired some of them to be a part of TAME? Great teachers and STEM Events in their community! We are thrilled that Boeing is sponsoring another series of Family STEM Events at schools across Texas (details below). Plus, TAME Board Member Tamara Crawford has some inspiration for encouraging students in STEM.

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February 2016: Win an Invite to State!

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How do you launch a career from a paper plate?

At Divisionals across the state, TAME Students showed us how.


We keep you in suspense as results from the Divisionals roll in and invitations to State roll out. Meanwhile, the annual T-Shirt Design Competition calls on students’ visual design and presentation skills, and the Wrecking Ball Engineering Adventure shows how destruction can be creative.

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January 2016: Divisionals Prep & Practice Tips

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Compete like a scientist

Winning is great, but losing might have more to teach us.


This month, we offer tips and activities to get your students ready for TAME's Divisional STEM Competitions. From a Mars-based Engineering Adventure to teaching hacks that encourage a growth mindset, these resources are designed to reinforce both aptitude and attitude.

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November 2015: We're thankful for you

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This month's about getting ready!

For the holidays and upcoming competitions


Read on for Divisional dates, student registrations, STEM gift ideas, and everything you need to host a stunt plane engineering adventure in your own classroom.

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June 2015: Ready... Set... Relax!

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Ready... Set... Relax! Rocket Fuel for Summer Planning, High Water Science, and Beach Reads for Teachers

In this month’s issue, we close out another surprising, fun, jam-packed, drive-all-over-Texas, electrifying, inspiring school year!

We bring you some thoughts about weather (and our good wishes for all those recovering from its effects), some rocket fuel for summer planning, and our look-forward list of summer books for all our favorite teachers.

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May 2015: 30th Annual State Math & Science Competition

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We've Come a Long Way Since 1985, And We're Going Even Further 

In this month’s issue, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the TAME State Math & Science Competitions.  From our beginnings in Houston in 1985 to this month’s exciting event at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics campus in Fort Worth, the Competitions have been the launchpad for thousands of brilliant careers. Read on for this year’s winners!

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April 2015: State & All That Jazz

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A STEM Take on Poetry and Music: Electrified Haiku, Your Brain on Jazz, and 30 Years of Winners 

In this month’s issue, we honor National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, by combining the right and left brain sides of STEM: the mathematical structure behind poems, your brain’s response to rhythm, beat, and harmony, and some poetic circuitry.

As we gear up for the State Math and Science Competitions (now known as STEM competitions), we remember that STEM skills are everywhere, from the laboratory to the stage!

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March 2015: Irish Science, Engineering with Eggs, and A Big Slice of Pi

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What do leprechauns eat on March 14th? Irish Pi!

In this month’s issue, get a leprechaun’s view of science, celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime Pi Day, and see how students in the Panhandle crack an egg – or don’t.

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February 2015: Big Hearts, Big Brains, Big Dreams

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Big Hearts, Big Brains, Big Dreams: The Valentine Issue

In this month’s issue, get prepared for the next round of Divisionals, celebrate Black History Month with Guy Bluford, African-American astronaut, and find out how sugar can make you smarter. 

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January 2015: Hoverboards, TAME in Space, and Divisionals

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It's 2015. Where's my hoverboard?

In this issue, we look back at what the future used to look like, and look ahead at the future taking shape!

The makers of the Back to the Future movies were aiming for entertainment, not accuracy, when they imagined 2015. Their future didn't include climate change or pandemics. It DID include a lot of options for transportation, hi-tech sneakers, and some colorful fashion.

How will your students help shape the next thirty years? TAME has some ideas--and a hoverboard engineering story sure to get your students walking on air from excitement. Read on!

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December 2014: A Winter of Discovery

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  Make this a winter of discovery with gingerbread houses, frozen bubbles, and more Winter break is a great time to have fun with STEM. We’ve put together a collection of great winter / holiday themed activities for the classroom and the living room. Forward this email on to parents to keep STEM discovery going through the winter break! Read on for great winter activity ideas, fun STEM gifts, and more.   This month's teacher newsletter features: Divisional Math & Science Competitions Whiz-kid gift ideas Register (your TAME club) to win! Extreme gingerbread and homemade snow storms: Put a seasonal spin on STEM experiments The Two Birthdays of Isaac Newton: It's a mystery with heavy consequences There's Math in my Pinterest! TAME's Math for Teachers pinterest board   Read our full newsletter online .                          

November 2014: Thanks for the Fiberoptics, Shirley

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  Thanks for the fiber optics, Shirley! Four inventions (and one inventor) we're thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!  Among the many STEM inventions that have made our world a better place are a few made possible by Shirley Jackson , the high-tech trailblazing woman whose breakthrough scientific research enabled others to invent and improve technologies like the the touch tone telephone, the portable fax machine, solar cell and fiber optic cables. In other words, you probably wouldn't be reading this now without her work.  What inventions are YOU thankful for?  See our TAME staff answers and let us know yours on Facebook .    This month's teacher newsletter features: State Math & Science Competition Moves to May 2nd Register (your TAME club) to win! What's more awesome than a toothbrush robot? The world's next great engineer may want some help with her assignment How grateful are your students? Neuroscience researchers show...
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October 2014: Explore Computer Science With TAME

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  Explore Computer Science with TAME! Computer scientists do much more than design video games and software.  They create technology to explore the universe, fix everyday problems, and invent the future.  This month, we celebrate a pioneer in computer science on Ada Lovelace Day, welcome a computer science teacher to the TAME board, and point you to some free coding lessons.  Happy October!  This month's teacher newsletter features: Women and computers go WAY back. Code.org helps every student learn to code! Register (your TAME club) to win! Computer Science Teacher Joins TAME Board Apply Now for the Aspirations in Computing Scholarship for Women Freshen up your ideas with TAME's Pinterest: Women in STEM Read our full newsletter online .      

September 2014: Back to School Icebreakers and More

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  Welcome Back! We're excited to kick off another school year with a wonderful group of teachers from across Texas. As you explore the world of STEM with your students, TAME supports you with ideas for classroom icebreakers, low-investment science experiments, community activities, professional development opportunities, and more.  Here are a few easy steps to get you started. This month's teacher newsletter features: Register your TAME club Icebreakers to get your TAME club off to a great start Save the date: State Math & Science Competition Stay Connected on TAME's Facebook Page Freshen up your ideas with TAME's Pinterest: Infographics on STEM Read our full newsletter online .