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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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January 2016: Divisionals Prep & Practice Tips

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Compete like a scientist

Winning is great, but losing might have more to teach us.


This month, we offer tips and activities to get your students ready for TAME's Divisional STEM Competitions. From a Mars-based Engineering Adventure to teaching hacks that encourage a growth mindset, these resources are designed to reinforce both aptitude and attitude.

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TAME's 2015 Holiday STEM Gift Guide

TAME 2015 Holiday STEM Gift Guide


If you want proof that human ingenuity is an infinite resource, just look at the toy and game industry. Every year, there’s a new pile of shiny objects to inspire curiosity and family fun. We take games seriously here in the TAME office (don’t let the elf hats fool you).  After weeks of research into 2015’s offerings, we’re pleased to offer you over 60 suggestions for gifts all about STEM--science, tech, engineering, and math.

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Congressman Hurd and TAME Trailblazer Visit Fort Stockton Middle School

Congressman Hurd and TAME Trailblazer Visit Fort Stockton Middle School to celebrate Boeing Award of $100K to Celebrate 100 Years of Innovation

Students at Fort Stockton Middle School are preparing for a day of exciting visits to their 8th Grade STEM Day. Congressman William Hurd (R-TX23) will attend the event on Friday, December 4th, held in recognition of The Boeing Company’s contribution to STEM education in Texas. Students will also be welcomed aboard the TAME Trailblazer, a unique traveling science museum-on-wheels.

Congressman Hurd, whose district includes many of Texas’ strongest oil and gas production areas, is a strong proponent of STEM education, and his participation in this event highlights the boom of STEM industries in Texas. The event also celebrates Boeing’s generous support of STEM programs, including a partnership with The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) to provide Family STEM Night events centered on the TAME Trailblazer.
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November 2015: We're thankful for you

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This month's about getting ready!

For the holidays and upcoming competitions


Read on for Divisional dates, student registrations, STEM gift ideas, and everything you need to host a stunt plane engineering adventure in your own classroom.

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TAME Engineering Adventure: Stunt Plane State Challenge

TAME Engineering Adventure: Stunt Plane 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 November's Engineering Adventure is to design and build stunt planes! We provide warmup ideas for designing classic paper airplanes. Next we share the 2014 State Competition Engineering Design Challenge! It’s perfect for a pre-Divisional warm-up. 

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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TAME Board Member Honored with BEYA

TAME Board Member Tamara Crawford was recently honored with Black Engineer of the Year Award. Crawford is a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Advanced Technical Leadership Program Senior, currently assigned as Lead Systems Engineer for the F-22 Raptor overseeing shutdown execution. Crawford is a is an active mentor to girls ages 8-18 and played a critical role in overseeing TAME's 2015 State Math and Science Competition, for which Lockheed Martin Aeronautics was the Host and Presenting Sponsor.
Photo credit to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics


TAME is proud to recognize Board Member Tamara Crawford, 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. 
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Stepping Up for STEM in Wichita Falls: Denise Simmons


Stepping Up For STEM in Wichita Falls: Denise Simmons
Above, left: Denise Simmons in the classroom. Above, right: students working on projects in local STEM programs with Denise.

"STEM levels the playing field. Anybody can be whatever they want. If kids are working with a 3D printer to design a prosthetic hand, they’re not thinking about socioeconomic barriers. They’re thinking about what they can do with that printer."

Dr. Denise Simmons is assistant professor of Educational Leadership & Technology at Midwestern State University. With co-chair Marcie Williford, she is the new TAME Chapter Leader in TAME's Wichita Falls Chapter. This story is the final segment in a three-part series celebrating past and present leadership in Wichita Falls.
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Boeing Awards $100K to Celebrate 100 Years of Innovation

Boeing Awards $100K to Celebrate 100 Years of Innovation

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is thrilled to announce that partner Boeing has generously awarded a $100,000 grant to celebrate the science behind the past 100 years of aerospace advancement and ready students, families and teachers with skills for the next century. As part of its centennial in 2016, Boeing is teaming with several leading education partners to co-create K-12 educational resources. TAME will serve as one of Boeing's strategic partners, introducing the next generation of Texas students to innovative problem solving and careers in STEM.

The Boeing grant will provide Family STEM Night events centered on the TAME Trailblazers, bringing a novel, mobile STEM engagement program to students and their communities across the Lonestar State.
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TAME Competitions: New Name, Same Great Event

TAME State Competition at Lockheed Martin 2014 Collier Award Students 
Decades of Excellence
For years, TAME's Math & Science Competitions have been a wonderful opportunity for Texas students to test their math and science skills, connect with like-minded peers and mentors, and explore industry and academic settings.

For years, too, the highlight of these competitions has been the Engineering Design Challenge. The excitement and satisfaction of working with a team to invent a jet-powered blimp, or build a paper skyscraper, or protect an egg on its harrowing fall lasts well beyond the competition -- in fact, teachers report that student buzz about the Engineering Design Challenge is a big part of getting new students interested in joining TAME.

Changing the Competition Name
With this in mind, we believe that it's time for the name of the competition to reflect the inclusion of all aspects of STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math. The competition structure will remain exactly the same (why mess with a great thing?). However, rather than Divisional and State Math and Science Competitions, the events will now be called Divisional and State STEM Competitions.
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TAME Engineering Adventure: Crane Challenge

TAME Engineering Adventure: Crane 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 October's Engineering Adventure is to construct a crane! We provide a terrific video from Curiosity Machine, which stars a Latina engineer illustrating both a simple crane and a complex crane with pulleys and a crank. Next we share the 2012 State Competition Engineering Design Challenge! It’s perfect for a pre-Divisional warm-up. 

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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Shell Awards $75,000 to TAME

Shell Oil Company Donates $75,000 for Trailblazer Visits

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is thrilled to announce that partner Shell Oil Company has generously awarded a $75,000 grant to empower Texas 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 across the Lonestar State. Shell will continue to recognize an outstanding high school student at the State STEM Competitions, formerly known as the Math and Science Competition. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of students, and for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Trailblazer Delivers Science to 2,000 Port Arthur Students

TAME Trailblazer Delivers Science to 2,000 Port Arthur Students
An eighth grade student tries her luck as a meteorologist in front of a green screen at the weather station in the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering Trailblazer at Abraham Lincoln Middle School in Port Arthur. Photo credit to The Port Arthur News.


"Playing hooky has never been so electrifying," writes The Port Arthur News in a story about a recent 10-day Trailblazer visit to the Golden Triangle region of Texas. 

"Tavian Gipson's first shot at the electric ball was tentative — timid, even — but he said that initial "jolt" got him hooked."

"'My body is a conductor,' Gipson said, smiling at his classmates."

Gipson was one of 2,000 students who benefited from this innovative, mobile STEM engagement program run by the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, or TAME. The visit to Abraham Lincoln Middle School was sponsored by Motiva, working in partnership with other Port Arthur refineries and petrochemical companies via the Port Arthur Industrial Group. Motiva engineers and technicians volunteered in the Trailblazer to help students relate to science as career opportunities. 
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