(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 usuall it was the highlight of the day."
Faculty from TAME's higher education partner Angelo State University joined in the events of the day with demonstrations and lectures. "Dr. Daniel Castaneda did a demonstration on forces which the kids enjoyed because they watched him break things like metal and concrete," said Trees. "Dr. William Kitch, head of the CE department, volunteered as one of our Engineering Judges. He enjoyed the Engineering Design Challenge so much that during the snack break he downloaded some photos and gave a short lecture on [the subject of the top secret Engineering Design Challenge]. He also took questions from the kids about careers in engineering and science, and he gave them some tips about college prep and AP classes."
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 academic achievement.
More information on TAME's STEM Competitions can be found here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the leadership for the San Angelo Chapter.
Congratulations to all our competitors!
If you took photos at the event, please do not share Engineering Design Challenge photos until Feb 19th. We want to keep the challenge TOP SECRET until all students have had the chance to compete.
Please consider sharing pictures of the 2017 Divisional STEM Competitions with the TAME State Office. We will share selected pictures on the TAME Facebook page and with corporate and university partners who have ensured that the competition is offered free of cost to participants.
You can email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them to Google Drive below.
MATH & SCIENCE TEST RESULTS
Test 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 6th Grade Michael Trees Aaron Green 7th Grade Mason Cave Zachary Stipanovic Joshua Mayben 8th Grade Cody Enck Nate Scott 9th Grade Garrett Guerrero Matthew Trees Carson Green 10th Grade Nathan Waldron 11th Grade Benjamin Ingalls Jon Binder Alexandria Kemp Sergio DelRio 12th Grade Cole Cave Stephen Stipanovic
|Test||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||4th Place|
|6th Grade||Michael Trees||Aaron Green|
|7th Grade||Mason Cave||Zachary Stipanovic||Joshua Mayben|
|8th Grade||Cody Enck||Nate Scott|
|9th Grade||Garrett Guerrero||Matthew Trees||Carson Green|
|10th Grade||Nathan Waldron|
|11th Grade||Benjamin Ingalls||Jon Binder||Alexandria Kemp||Sergio DelRio|
|12th Grade||Cole Cave||Stephen Stipanovic|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||Judges' Choice|
|Benjamin Ingalls||Alexandria Kemp||Jon Binder||Aaron Green|
|Michael Trees||Carson Green||Matthew Trees||Cole Cave|
|Nathan Waldron||Garrett Guerrero||Nate Scott||Joshua Mayben|
|Zachary Stipanovic||Mason Cave||Stephen Stipanovic||Sergio DelRio|