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Super Bowl Science Brings 12,000 Visitors to Trailblazer

Super Bowl Science Brings 12,000 Visitors to Trailblazer  #DrivingSTEM #LonestarSTEM #SuperBowl2017

Football aside, there was lots to do at Super Bowl Live, a 10-day event held at Discovery Green in downtown Houston: the event offered family-friendly exhibits, performances, food, and a virtual reality trip to Mars. Even in this context, the Trailblazer, a mobile science museum, got a lot of attention.

Thanks to support from Raytheon, the Trailblazer, a flagship program of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME), welcomed visitors for all 10 days of the event. Over 12,000 people stepped onboard (a few at a time!) to explore the Trailblazer’s hands-on exhibits on space, aeronautics, weather, energy, and biotechnology.

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Trailblazer Delivers 10 Days of Science at Superbowl

Trailblazer Delivers 10 Days of Science at Superbowl

What gives Martellus Bennett an awesome touchdown advantage? SCIENCE. What gives Matt Ryan a lift? SCIENCE. From torque to velocity, football is as much about physics as it is about winning. Find your own SUPERBOWL SCIENCE this weekend and all week long at the Trailblazer traveling STEM museum!

Thanks to support from Raytheon, TAME will be bringing STEM to the Super Bowl for all 10 days of the Super Bowl Live Event, January 28th - February 5th. Find the Trailblazer at Discovery Green in downtown Houston, along with many other free, family-friendly exhibits, performances, food, and a 90-foot tall virtual reality trip to Mars!
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Mobile museum generates science interest at Pine Tree

Mobile museum generates science interest at Pine Tree #STEM #DrivingSTEM

"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."

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Today's Investment in Tomorrow's Workforce

Today's Investment in Tomorrow's Workforce


"GENEROSITY BREEDS OPPORTUNITY. For 30 years, TAME has conducted an annual competition where students from all across Texas compete in a math test, a science test and an engineering design challenge. Last year, the Sundt Foundation made a $3,300 grant to help send 300 TAME students and 75 chaperones to the competition in San Antonio, free of cost. Corporate donations, such as this one, open up new opportunities to TAME students. In the case of the San Antonio competition, some students would not have been able to participate due to financial barriers."
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STEM Investments: A win-win for Texas competitiveness and our communities

STEM Investments: A win-win for Texas competitiveness and our communities


How does a kid from Baytown end up working on the spacecraft that will take us to Mars?
 
“Education.”
 
That’s what a Boeing engineer – and Baytown native – said to a group of students in Texas. And we could not agree more.
 
Our future engineers, scientists and leaders are sitting in classrooms all across Texas right now, and challenging, satisfying jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are abundant and growing. But there’s a gap between these students and STEM opportunities. How do we bring students from the inner cities, struggling suburbs and border towns and from a diverse range of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, into the education-to-employment pipeline?

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