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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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2016 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition Results

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(San Antonio, TX) – The 2016 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition was hosted by St. Philip's College, Southwest Campus on Friday, February 26, 2016. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together 85 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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2016 TAME East Texas STEM Competition Results

The 2016 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College on Saturday February 6, 2016.

(Longview, TX) – The 2016 TAME East Texas STEM Competition was hosted by Pine Tree ISD at the Pine Tree ISD Central Administration Office on Friday February 12, 2016. The event, the first of its kind in TAME's new East Texas Chapter, was held free of cost to participants and 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 six students from each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Two teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving.
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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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TAME Engineering Adventure: Wrecking Crew

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Welcome to TAME Engineering Adventures! Every month we strive to bring you engineering activities that will help you challenge your TAME Club students with hands-on learning. 

Take it to pieces! This month's Adventure demystifies devices by taking them down to their (still sometimes mysterious) component parts. It's a classic way to help your students build confidence and think like problem-solving engineers.

Students can take apart all kinds of devices -- from clocks (easy) to laptops (intermediate) to toaster ovens (difficult) to cars (expert) – and then try to put them back together. This month we're offering suggestions on how to tackle this kind of project with your own TAME Club. It's a great way to get your Club members to start thinking like engineers in preparation for our STEM Competitions.
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2016 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition Results

The 2016 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition was hosted by the African American Youth Harvest Foundation at the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday February 20, 2016.

(Austin, TX) – The 2016 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition was hosted by the African American Youth Harvest Foundation at the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday February 20, 2016. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together nearly 200 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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2016 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results

The 2016 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College on Saturday February 6, 2016.

(Edinburg, TX) – The 2016 TAME Valley STEM Competition was hosted in Edinburg, Texas on Saturday February 6, 2016. The event, the first of its kind in TAME's new Valley Chapter, was held free of cost to participants and brought together 50 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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2016 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition Results

The 2016 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College on Saturday February 6, 2016.

(Fort Worth, TX) – The 2016 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition was hosted at Richland High School on Saturday February 13, 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 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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2016 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition Results

The 2016 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition was hosted at Angelo State University on January 20 and February 10, 2016.

(San Angelo, TX) – The 2016 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition was hosted at Angelo State University on January 20 and February 10, 2016. The competition, 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 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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2016 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition Results

The 2016 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition was sponsored by Alcoa, hosted at Midwestern State University on Saturday January 23, 2016.

(Wichita Falls, TX) – The 2016 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition was sponsored by Alcoa, hosted at Midwestern State University on Saturday January 23, 2016. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 75 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. Two teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving.
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2016 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition Results

The 2016 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College on Saturday February 6, 2016.  (Lake Jackson, TX) – The 2016 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition was sponsored by BASF and hosted at Brazosport College on Saturday February 6, 2016

(Lake Jackson, TX) – The 2016 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition was sponsored by BASF and hosted at Brazosport College on Saturday February 6, 2016. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together 135 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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2016 TAME Dallas STEM Competition Results

Subject1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
Middle School Math, Level 1Ashley FigueroaJoshua VelasquezKelton GrayIan LoutKassandra VenturaHollie Gomez
Middle School Math, Level 2Jathin DesanPreeti NerellaTejaswi KandukuriChristopher RicoChristian ReyesYadira Ruedas
Middle School Math, Level 3Julian DavilaNathan Sands
Algebra I, Middle SchoolPriya MandavaRaina L. SmithMatthew CulbertsonGriselda DavilaRosario G. GarzaEric Scarpinato
Algebra I, High SchoolMya RicoSamuel Perez
Geometry, High SchoolRiya GuptaAshley SmithNicholas WoodsFredra PleasantFaith OsakpomwanZavia Cook
Algebra IIAnvith PotluriNimisha SrikanthSohan GadeJalyn FletcherAustin MarshallJesus Vela
Pre-CalculusDaniel EngeJoonoh LeeStacy IguweFarah NashatTrevor JohnsonRaymond Sanders III
CalculusRoberto RivasJose JimenezYonas TekoaBrian CaroArmando DiazNicky Vermeersch
StatisticsPrathima KandukuriSumedh TadimeriAlexander PerrySamantha MontoyaBrenda Venegas

Subject1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
6th Grade ScienceAshley FigueroaKelton GrayKassandra VenturaHollie GomezJoshua VelasquezZeVonte Porter
7th Grade ScienceYadira RuedasPreeti NerellaRaina L. SmithJathin DesanChristian ReyesTejaswi Kandukuri
8th Grade SciencePriya MandavaNathan SandsRosario G. GarzaGriselda DavilaLeslie FloresJulian Davila
BiologyStacy IguweSohan GadeNimisha SrikanthMatthew CulbertsonMya RicoAshley Smith
AP BiologyYonas TekoaKatherine RoldanNicky VermeerschMegha GanapuramKori HarlanCorren Scott
ChemistryJoonoh LeeAustin MarshallEricka LopezNicholas WoodsFredra PleasantZavia Cook
AP ChemistryBrian CaroDaniel EngePrathima KandukuriAryn DavisDaisa BrownRachel Roberts
PhysicsAlexander PerryBrenda VenegasDainyl John CuaHarshini RallapalliTrevor JohnsonRaymond Sanders III
AP PhysicsMathias AdamuJose JimenezSamantha MontoyaJesus VelaKennedy GouvanFarah Nashat
Comprehensive ScienceSumedh Tadimeri

1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceJudges' Choice Judges' Choice Judges' Choice
The Long ShipDr. PepperSpacecraft 3000The Flying FalconAir JamInfinity
Alexander PerryAlexander OrtizAustin MarshallFaith OsakpomwanAshley SmithAbigail Solorzano
Anvith PotluriHarshini RallapalliDaniel EngeJasser J. RoblesChristian ReyesIvan Gutierrez
Brian CaroKori HarlanDeiance WilsonJesus VelaKassandra VenturaLeslie Flores
Fredra PleasantMya RicoGriselda DavilaJulian DavilaTrevor JohnsonPriya Mandava
Rosario G. GarzaZavia CookJoshua VelasquezKatherine RoldanVictor AjuobiStacy Iguwe
ZeVonte PorterSamantha Montoya

(Dallas, TX) – The 2016 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College  on Saturday February 6, 2016. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 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. 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. 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,...
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2016 TAME West Texas STEM Competition Results

The 2016 TAME West Texas STEM Competition was hosted by Odessa College on February 6, 2016. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together nearly 100 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

(Odessa, TX) – The 2016 TAME West Texas STEM Competition was hosted by Odessa College on Saturday February 6, 2016. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together nearly 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. 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. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving.
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2016 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition Results

The 2016 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition was hosted by the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement at Texas Tech University on Saturday January 23, 2016. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together 100 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

(Lubbock, TX) – The 2016 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition was hosted by the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, Office of Academic Enrichment at Texas Tech University on Saturday January 23, 2016. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together 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. 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 special Judges' Choice Awards for creative problem solving.
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TAME Engineering Adventure: Mars Rover State Challenge

TAME Engineering Adventure: Mars Rover State Challenge

Welcome to TAME Engineering Adventures! Every month we strive to bring you two engineering activities (this month we will provide one warm-up activity and one practice competition activity) that will help you challenge your students with hands-on learning. 

This January's Engineering Adventure is to design and build a Mars Rover! This was the 2013 State Engineering Design Challenge, and we’ve adapted it here for the classroom. It's a great way to get your TAME Club members to start thinking like engineers in preparation for our STEM Competitions.

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