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2015 TAME San Angelo Math & Science Competition Results

2015 TAME San Angelo Math & Science Competition Results
(San Angelo, TX) – The 2015 TAME San Angelo Math & Science Competition was held on Monday March 2, 2015. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 20 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. The top six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received special Judges' Choice Awards for creative problem solving.
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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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2015 TAME Amarillo Math & Science Competition Results

2015 TAME Amarillo Math & Science Competition Results
(Amarillo, TX) – The 2015 TAME Amarillo Math & Science Competition was held at Amarillo College on Saturday January 31, 2015. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 60 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. The top six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received special Judges' Choice Awards for creative problem solving.
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TAME Engineering Adventure: Valentine's Day

TAME Engineering Adventure: Valentine's Day
Welcome to the first installment of TAME Engineering Adventures! Every month we will strive to bring you two engineering activities (one for middle school, one for high school) that will help you challenge your students with hands-on learning. 

This month we've picked two sweet adventures, which your students are sure to love!
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Janice Trees, What's the Buzz About San Angelo TAME?

Janice Trees, What's the Buzz About San Angelo TAME?
Pictured above (from left): computer science educator Brian Beck, TAME Chapter Coordinator Janice Trees, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts educator Beckah Coleman, and 4H parent volunteer Annette Guerrero.


“It’s great that we can get our students involved. They’re needed. We don’t want to lose our kids to the big city. We’d like them to stay in the area and live and work and keep the economy vibrant.”


Janice Trees is the Chapter Coordinator for TAME's newest Chapter in San Angelo, and a parent leader for the TAME/Tom Green County 4H science program. 

There’s a lot of buzz about the San Angelo TAME club.  What’s it all about? 

The San Angelo TAME club provides opportunities for learning and leadership for students in San Angelo and the surrounding areas.  We try to give kids a taste of everything -- science, engineering, rocketry, art, bio-medicine, even earthquakes! 

It’s the perfect time for this kind of program.  The engineering and energy industry is booming out here.  The population is growing and we see trucks coming in from all over.  Angelo State University will start offering a civil engineering degree program next year and in 2016 they will break ground on
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2015 TAME Dallas Math & Science Competition Results

2015 TAME Dallas Math & Science Competition Results
(Arlington, TX) – The 2015 TAME Dallas Math & Science Competition was held at Tarrant County College on Saturday January 31, 2015. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 65 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. The top six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received special Judges' Choice Awards for creative problem solving.
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2015 TAME Golden Triangle Math & Science Competition Results

2015 TAME Golden Triangle Math & Science Competition Results
(Beaumont, TX) – The 2015 TAME Golden Triangle Math & Science Competition was held at Lamar University, on Saturday February 7, 2015. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 65 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. The top six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received special Judges' Choice Awards for creative problem solving.
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2015 TAME Gulf Coast Math & Science Competition Results

2015 TAME Gulf Coast Math & Science Competition Results
(Houston, TX) – The 2015 TAME Gulf Coast Math & Science Competition was held at Pershing Middle School, on Saturday January 31, 2015. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 220 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. The top six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received special Judges' Choice Awards for creative problem solving.
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2015 TAME Fort Worth Math & Science Competition Results

2015 TAME Fort Worth Math & Science Competition Results
(North Richland Hills, TX) – The 2015 TAME Fort Worth Math & Science Competition was held at Richland High School, on Saturday January 24, 2015. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 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. The top six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received special Judges' Choice Awards for creative problem solving.
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2015 TAME South Plains Math & Science Competition Results

2015 TAME South Plains Math & Science Competition Results
(Lubbock, TX) – The 2015 TAME South Plains Math & Science Competition was held at Texas Tech University on Saturday January 17, 2015. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 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. The top six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received special Judges' Choice Awards 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 academic achievement.More information on TAME's Math & Science Competitions (now k......
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TAME T-Shirt Contest Opens with Cash Prize of $100

TAME T-Shirt Contest Opens with Cash Prize of $100
Every year, students who are active members of TAME Clubs are invited to submit their design for the official t-shirt of the State Math & Science Competition.

The winning design is featured on the event t-shirts, event programs, and other materials. The design is distributed to hundreds of competition participants and volunteers and the winning artist is awarded a cash prize of $100.

For contest details, examples of past winning designs, and a downloadable contest form, click here.


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2015 TAME Capital Area Math & Science Competition Results

2015 TAME Capital Area Math & Science Competition Results
(Austin, TX) – The 2015 TAME Capital Area Math & Science Competition was held at Welch Hall, University of Texas, Austin, on Saturday January 31, 2015. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together more than 250 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. The top six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received special Judges' Choice Awards for creative problem solving.The competition was organized by the African American Youth Harvest Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides services to African American youth in the Austin area. 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 a......
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Trailblazer Makes Front-Page News

Trailblazer Makes Front-Page News
TAME's Trailblazer II mobile science museum made front-page news in the Sunday edition of the Polk County Enterprise. "SCIENCE ROCKS" reads the headline, beneath a photo of three students grinning as they interact with the Van de Graaff Generator exhibit. Volunteers like Patricia Snook of the Livingston Municipal Library help the students connect with the hands-on exhibits, and are a critical part of the program's success. 

We are grateful to the sponsors of this visit, The Brown Foundation, Inc. and T.L.L. Temple Foundation for sparking students' excitement in science. 

To learn more about how to schedule a "field trip in a box" for your very own school or community, please visit TAME's Trailblazer page or contact the TAME State Headquarters.


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Day-of-Event Volunteers Needed Across Texas

Day-of-Event Volunteers Needed Across Texas
Students across Texas need your help to compete in TAME's 30th annual Divisional Math and Science Competitions (now known as STEM competitions), which are taking place in chapters around the state on January 31, February 7, and February 28.Your help will contribute to a successful event where students can compete in math, science, and unique engineering team design challenges. Experiences like these build confidence and can spark a love for STEM that often inspires students to pursue life-changing careers. In our 2014 Divisionals, 100% of our seniors said they were going to college. Out of those, 90% said they planned to major in STEM.We need your help to make a difference in the lives of these students. Some of the potential roles: Test Proctors Design Challenge Judges Greeters Check in and set up assistance Floaters Photographers TAME chapters host competitions around the state to reach as many students as possible. Even so,......
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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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Space Station Safe in Hands of Former TAME Student

Space Station Safe in Hands of Former TAME Student
"TAME lets kids know that there are possibilities outside of their town. There are so many opportunities. I'd hate to think any kids were missing out. "Guadalupe Gonzales is the Boeing Safety & Reliability Manager for the International Space Station and a former member of a TAME Club. What do you do in your job? There's a lot of hardware involved in the Space Station, and a lot of procedures. Our group is in charge of safety and reliability. We look at how hardware is going to fail and what effects that failure will have on other systems. For instance, if something breaks off, we want to make sure there are no sharp edges that could cut a space suit. If something goes wrong in orbit, we're part of a team to figure out how to fix it. How did you first get involved with TAME? I grew up in a......
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Students Train to Compete in TAME Divisional Competitions

Students Train to Compete in TAME Divisional Competitions
You may have noticed some excitement in the air as students across the state begin training to compete in TAME's Divisional STEM Competitions. Top achieving students at these events qualify for one of 300 invitations to the TAME State Competition, hosted this May 2nd at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, Texas. "I really enjoyed the team design challenge," wrote a TAME senior after the 2012 State Competition. "It was a great level of difficulty and required us to really have to work together. It was also a great way to meet other students from different areas that were a variety of ages."  Divisional Competitions around Texas allow students to test themselves in math, science, and the popular engineering design challenges. In these, students are grouped together with peers from a variety of ages and backgrounds and collaborate to solve a real-world engineering problem, often with surprising results. (Visit TAME's Engineering......
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Help Keep the Lights On

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You Make the Future Bright.

The TAME Trailblazer needs a new generator. Help us keep the lights on in our traveling science museum with a contribution that will go towards the $18,000 replacement cost.

Your gift will generate countless watts of excitement as the Trailblazer travels to 50 schools and welcomes 10,000 students this spring. As always, thank you for everything you do to make the future bright.

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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

 

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Get Fresh Ideas from STEM Inspirations

TAME Quote Universe Under No Obligation To Make Sense To You Neil DeGrasse TysonRunning out of steam at the end of the semester? Get some fresh ideas from TAME's curated STEM Inspirations board on Pinterest. With over 75 quotations, sketches, cartoons, and photographs on the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math, you are sure to find something unique to spark your students' excitement. Hang them up in your classroom or share them on your class website. Either way, these gems are intended to broaden horizons, fuel motivation, and dazzle the imagination.   Visit STEM Inspirations   A few of our favorites:     "The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." Neil DeGrasse Tyson   "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Albert Einstein     "Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why."......
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