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TAME Scholarship Winners Announced for 2016

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We are excited to announce the winners of our 2016 TAME Scholarships.

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Texas STEM Students Get Help from Sundt Foundation

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) welcomes the Sundt Foundation as a community sponsor of the 31st annual State STEM Competition. Over 280 students from around Texas competed in the event on April 30, 2016, which celebrates achievement in math, science, and engineering. Students and chaperones pay no fee to participate thanks to sponsorships like this. We are grateful to the Sundt Foundation for making this possible!

Read more about the Sundt Foundation's partnership with TAME on their blog.

Join the Sundt 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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Time Warner Cable Sponsors Trailblazer Visits in South Texas

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering thanks Time Warner Cable and Connect a Million Minds for making it possible for our Trailblazer mobile science museum to visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV and the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas Annual Gathering. We appreciate your volunteers helping the students get excited with the hands-on ‪STEM‬ exhibits. "Thank you to Time Warner Cable for making this an exciting afternoon for our members!" wrote the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RVG.  
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Former TAME Student Wins 2nd in World with Engineering Project

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Congratulations to former TAME student Sai Sameer Pusapaty! For the second time, he won 2nd place in the world in Environmental Engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-collegiate science competition, so Sameer's project was one among 1,330 others from over 70 other countries and territories. The photo above shows him with Austin Mayor Adler, Principal Crescenzi of Liberal Arts Science Academy, and TAME teacher Alison Earnhart. (Photo credit to Earnhart and LASA.)
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TAME Scholarships Due Monday 6/6 - Don't Miss Out!

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TAME Scholarship applications due Monday, June 6th
All TAME club members heading off to college in a STEM field can win scholarships set aside just for them. Applications are due in two weeks, so urge your students to apply.

Students submit one application to be considered for all applicable scholarships. The TAME Scholarship selection committee will review all applications and make final recommendations on the following awards:
  • ConocoPhillips ($2,000/award)
  • Pratt & Whitney ($2,000/award, Wichita Falls students only)
  • The University of Texas at Austin ($1,500, engineering majors only)
  • Texas A&M University ($500/award, engineering majors only)
  • Texas Tech University ($2,000/award, engineering majors only)
Students will also be considered for TAME scholarships offered by Prairie View A&M University and the University of Houston.
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3M Awards $20,000 for STEM Learning in Greater Austin Area

3M Awards $20,000 to TAME for Trailblazer Visits to Central Texas

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce that partner 3M has generously awarded a $20,000 grant to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The grant will support the TAME Trailblazers, bringing an innovative, mobile STEM engagement program to students at schools in the greater Austin area. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of students, and for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.
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Texas Students Shine at 31st Annual State STEM Competition

The 31st annual State STEM Competition for the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) was sponsored by Boeing and held at the Texas A&M University-San Antonio campus on Saturday, April 30, 2016.


(San Antonio, TX) – The 31st annual State STEM Competition for the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) was sponsored by Boeing and held at the Texas A&M University-San Antonio campus on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together 283 high-achieving students from across Texas, who traveled 7,174 miles to compete. TAME students from grades 6-12 qualified to attend the State STEM Competition at Divisional events hosted by the Chapters. This year's Divisional STEM Competition season saw a record-breaking number of participants1,548 students competing across 13 different chapters. View Divisional results here.
 
At the State level, students competed in individual, timed math and science tests and in teams for an engineering design challenge. The top five students in each test received awards. The top five teams in the engineering design challenge were also recognized. In addition, three teams received special awards for design, creativity and teamwork. All winners were honored with trophies or medals and all participants received a variety of door prizes and giveaways thanks to generous sponsorships. View State results here.
 
One student, Lily Hernandez of the Lubbock Chapter, received the Outstanding Student Award sponsored by Shell Oil Company. Another student, Eunsuh Cho of the Capital Area Chapter, received recognition and $100 for winning the Boeing "Build Something Better" T-Shirt Design Contest. 

“Long-term engagement really does make a difference for students,” said TAME’s Executive Director, Savita Raj. “TAME’s afterschool clubs and STEM Competitions have been encouraging students to explore college and careers in STEM for almost 40 years. The clubs and competitions have an immediate impact and a life-long impact. It’s wonderful when a student says 'I’m seeing my future' at the end of a STEM Competition, and it’s wonderful that 100% of the high-school seniors at the STEM Competitions plan to go to college this year.”

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See the Action from 2016 State STEM Competition

Award winners from the 31st annual State STEM Competition on April 30, 2016.

See all the action from this weekend's 31st annual State STEM Competition, sponsored by Boeing and hosted at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Thanks for everyone who tweeted the day's events with us!
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ConocoPhillips Awards $80K to TAME

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce that partner ConocoPhillips has generously awarded $80,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. math, science, and engineering.

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce that partner ConocoPhillips has generously awarded $80,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. 

The donation will support a variety of programs, such as STEM Competitions, scholarships, and TAME Trailblazers. We are grateful to ConocoPhillips for decades of partnership and continued support that helps us build a STEM workforce that looks like Texas.
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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Awards $30K to TAME

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce that partner Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has generously awarded $30,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. math, science, and engineering.

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce that partner Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has generously awarded $30,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. math, science, and engineering.

The donation will support a variety of programs, such as STEM Competitions and TAME Trailblazers. We are grateful to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.
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Tocker Foundation Drives Summer STEM Learning

The Tocker foundation drives summer STEM learning by delivering the Trailblazer experience to students at small and rural libraries across Texas.


Every year, the TAME Trailblazers travel over 20,000 miles and bring the excitement of STEM to over 20,000 Texas students. And thanks to a generous donation of $70,000 from the Tocker Foundation, we're really going places! The Tocker Foundation will make it possible for the Trailblazer science-on-wheels units to visit 40 small and rural libraries across Texas this summer.

“We loved having the Trailblazer," wrote Wendy Turner, Director of the Pilot Point Community Library. The Tocker Foundation brought the Trailblazer to her north Texas library in summer of 2015. "Visits to the library were way up that day and all the children who went through the museum had a wonderful time. I want to thank you again for choosing the Pilot Point Community Library to visit. It was an amazing program and I know the children (and adults) who went through it learned so much." 

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Inspire Students at April 30th STEM Competition

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TAME students need your help! On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 300 high-achieving students from across Texas will participate in TAME’s 31st annual State STEM Competition. The event will take place at Texas A&M University-San Antonio .   Come join the fun and connect with the next generation of scientists and engineers as they show off their skills in math and science, and solve real-world engineering problems with teamwork and determination. See more about TAME's annual STEM Competitions .   You can help spark a love for STEM and inspire students to see themselves in a career that could change the world. Sign up today!   Primary sign-up for most volunteers: Volunteer Sign Up Boeing employees, please sign up through TechSoup here: Boeing Volunteer Sign Up If your employer uses Benevity, please sign up here: Benevity Sign Up

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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Call for Applications - Boeing Sponsored Family STEM Events

The Trailblazers don’t just show kids the moon—they show them how to get there. Schedule your own Trailblazer experience: http://www.tame.org/programs/trailblazer

Somewhere in the Texas Panhandle, there’s a student who wants to be the first woman on Mars. Somewhere on the Gulf Coast, there’s a child who really loves bugs. Somewhere in the Valley, there’s a kid who dreams in pixels. 

The TAME Traiblazers connect students like these to STEM concepts and real-life educational and career tracks. Every year, our science-museums-on-wheels travel more than 20,000 miles, delivering hands-on STEM excitement and inspiration to over 20,000 kids in communities across Texas.

Where will the Trailblazers travel next? You can help decide! Boeing recently awarded funding to help Texas schools invest in their community by hosting a Family STEM Event. Applications for this unique mini-grant opportunity are now open, and we invite you to apply before the deadline of 5pm on Friday, April 15th, 2016.

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Raytheon Funds Truck for Trailblazer Program

Raytheon delivers hands on science to students across Texas by helping purchase a truck for TAME's innovative Trailblazer program.

Texas is big: 269,000 square miles, from the plains of the Panhandle to the shores of the Gulf and down to the Rio Grande in the south. Thanks to funding from Raytheon, the TAME Trailblazer rolling science-on-wheels units can offer consistent STEM programs to students anywhere in Texas.

“The morning that the Trailblazer was parked in our parking lot, I saw so many parents interested in what was going on that it was the talk for days…the students glowed with excitement.  When they went inside the trailer you can see their eyes light up.”  --TAME teacher, South Texas

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2016 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition Results

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(Beaumont, TX) – The 2016 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition was hosted at Lamar University on Friday, February 6, 2016. 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 and Iridescent. 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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2016 T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

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(Austin, TX) The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce the winner of the Boeing “Build Something Better” T Shirt Design Contest for the 31st Annual TAME State STEM Competition. TAME received three times as many submissions as last year, and we were blown away by the creativity of students from over 160 TAME Clubs across the state.

Congratulations to Eunsuh Cho of TAME's Capital Area Chapter! Ms. Cho of the Cedar Valley Middle School TAME Club will receive a special invitation to the State STEM Competition on April 30th at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, where she will be presented with her $100 prize and a gift from our sponsor Boeing. Her 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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Rackspace Joins Sponsorship of State STEM Competition

TAME Welcomes Rackspace as the newest sponsor of the 2016 State STEM Competition.

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) welcomes Rackspace as a corporate sponsor of the 31st annual State STEM Competition. More than 300 students from across Texas will compete in the event which celebrates achievement in math, science, and engineering. Students and chaperones pay no fee to participate thanks to sponsorships like this. We are grateful to Rackspace for making this possible!

Join Rackspace 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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2016 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition Results

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(Amarillo, TX) – The 2016 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition was hosted at Amarillo College on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 110 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 and Iridescent. 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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TAME Board Member's BEYA Acceptance Speech




"Service is inextricably woven into the tapestry of my life," says engineer and TAME Board Member Tamara Crawford, during her acceptance speech at the 2016 BEYA STEM Conference. "My joy is inspiring youth through STEM."

TAME is proud to recognize Tamara, who won the Special Recognition award at the 2016 BEYA STEM Conference. Recognition from BEYA is one of the most prestigious and competitive honors in science, engineering, and technology management.

In the award's 30-year history, thousands of America's most creative and innovative professionals have been nominated for this nationally recognized honor. With that said, less than 1000 individuals have achieved the distinction of being a BEYA honoree. 

During her acceptance speech, Tamara shared her story of deciding to become an engineer in eighth grade, and how she traveled to Texas to work for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. 

"So I set out with no job, family, interview, or connections, and with only $292 in my pocket. Fast forward 13 years, and here I am." Tamara credits her parents with teaching her that all things are possible.

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