31st annual TAME State STEM Competition

2016 TAME State STEM Competition


The 31st annual TAME State STEM Competition 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. TAME students from grades 6-12 qualified to attend the State STEM Competition at Divisional events hosted by the Chapters. View results from the 2016 Divisional STEM Competitions.

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. 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.

All winners were honored with trophies or medals and all participants received a variety of door prizes and giveaways thanks to generous sponsorships.


RESULTS PHOTOSSTATISTICSSTORIESSPONSORS







Winning students at the 2016 State STEM Competition

 

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS


Please consider sharing pictures of the 2016 State STEM Competition 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 programs@tame.org or upload them to TAME's cloud server using the button below.


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ALBUMS OF PHOTOGRAPHS ON FACEBOOK 

Images from the 31st annual State STEM Competition of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME).

This album features over 150 photographs from the Welcome Ceremony and an Educator Workshop presented by Iridescent, the makers of Curiosity Machine. TAME would like to thank volunteer photographer Aurelina Prado, an employee of Boeing, for sharing her time and skills in capturing the events of the day. Aurelina also served as a Judge for the Engineering Design Challenge.

Welcome Ceremony & Educator Workshop







Images from the 31st annual State STEM Competition of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME).

This album features over 550 photographs from the 2016 State Engineering Design Challenge, designed by engineers from Boeing and Iridescent. Students were grouped into diverse teams to take on the roles of engineers and solve real-world problems with creativity and teamwork.

This year's challenge was inspired by Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, and the mechanism needed to wrap the fuselage with lightweight composite materials like carbon fiber. Students had an hour to design, build, and test a self-supported wrapping machine that could cover a fuselage with a single layer of fiber--with no gaps or overlapping strands.

TAME would like to thank volunteer photographers Jeremy Donald of Trinity University, and José Serrato of the TAME Fort Worth Chapter, for sharing their time and skills in capturing the events of the day.


Engineering Design Challenge








Images from the 31st annual State STEM Competition of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME).


This album features over 80 photographs of an inspirational speech delivered by Tony Castilleja, Jr. of Boeing, who shared his experience as a first-generation Hispanic engineer from Baytown, Texas who has done incredible work with the Boeing CST-100, the first reusable spacecraft designed for travel to the International Space Station. Tony spoke passionately about his mother's motto, “La llave del éxito es la Educación,” or “the key to success is education.” He provided practical steps for students to follow in his footsteps, and shared his conviction that the young scientists and engineers in the room would take humanity to Mars and beyond.

This album also features the awards ceremony. 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. 

TAME would like to thank volunteer photographers Jason and Judy Dones of NSBE Jr. San Antonio, and José Serrato of the TAME Fort Worth Chapter, for sharing their time and skills in capturing the events of the day.


Inspiration & Awards








Images from the 31st annual State STEM Competition of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME).

This album features group chapter photographs and other images sent to us by a variety of event participants. It includes photos from the entertainment at San Antonio's Incredible Pizza Company. TAME would like to thank chaperones Camille Boyd, Nora Flores, Sonali Sur, and TAME Board Advisory Member and Chapter Chair Annie Carter for sharing the photos they captured through the weekend.


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STATE MATH AWARDS

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Subject1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place
Middle School Math, Level 1Nathan Le
Harmony School of Innovation, Charter School
GC TAME Chapter
Mario Elizondo
Barrientes Middle School, Edinburg Consolidated ISD
Valley Chapter
Rohit Saralaya
Ascension Academy, Private School
Amarillo Chapter
Elaine Zhu
North Oaks Middle School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Kavya Rathi
Harmony Science Academy, Charter School
GT TAME Chapter
Middle School Math, Level 2Brayden Baum
Stanton Middle School, Stanton ISD
West Texas Chapter
Trey Pepper
Nocona Middle School, Nocona ISD
Wichita Falls Chapter
Tuongvy Ha
North Ridge Middle School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Dylan Cortez
Sam Houston Middle School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Jaqueline Ochoa
Barrientes Middle School, Edinburg Consolidated ISD
Valley Chapter
Middle School Math, Level 3Afrosa Islam
Harmony Science Academy, Charter School
GT TAME Chapter
Aman Tewari
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Olivia Chen
Crockett Middle School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Shonell Rowell
Cedar Valley Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Marilyn Shen
Pine Tree Junior High, Pine Tree ISD
East Texas Chapter
Algebra I, Middle SchoolEthan Garcia
Cedar Valley Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Rohit Bandi
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Priya Mandava
Curtis Middle School - TCC, Allen ISD
Dallas Chapter
Eunsuh Cho
Cedar Valley Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Haani Mirza
Harmony School of Innovation, Charter School
GC TAME Chapter
Algebra I, High SchoolDavid Hunt
Stanton High School, Stanton ISD
West Texas Chapter
Michael Byrd
Roosevelt ISD, Roosevelt ISD
Lubbock Chapter
Sebsastyen Szenttornyay
Roosevelt ISD, Roosevelt ISD
Lubbock Chapter
Nathan Waldron
San Angelo Homeschool, Home School
San Angelo Chapter
Madeleine Trees
San Angelo Homeschool, Home School
San Angelo Chapter
Geometry, Middle SchoolNikhil Lyles
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Andrew Yao
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Tai Ha
North Ridge Middle School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Rahawa Ghebrelul
Young Women's College Preparatory Academy, Houston ISD
GC TAME Chapter
Jessica Liu
Bonham Middle School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Geometry, High SchoolGrace DiSalvi
Richland High School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
James Dong
Westwood High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Riya Gupta
Hebron High School, Lewisville ISD
Dallas Chapter
Alex Wan
Ascension Academy, Private School
Amarillo Chapter
Julia Iles
Little Cypress Mauriceville High School, Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated ISD
GT TAME Chapter
Algebra IIVikas Burugu
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Holly Wilhelm
Dumas High School, Dumas ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Brian Phan-Tran
Manvel High School, Alvin ISD
GC TAME Chapter
Vishal Reddy
De Zavala Middle School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Evan Gomez
Whiteface High School, Whiteface Consolidated ISD
Lubbock Chapter
Pre-CalculusLucas Gretta
Westwood High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Kunal Jain
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Shubhanga Ballal
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Sumin Son
McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Vinh Ton
McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
CalculusSamagra Jain
McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Jaden Fang
McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Hunter Liu
Amarillo High School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Mathias Adamu
Townview - Science Engineering Magnet, Dallas ISD
Dallas Chapter
Roberto Rivas
Townview - Science Engineering Magnet, Dallas ISD
Dallas Chapter
StatisticsVijay Veeraraghavan
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Prathima Kandukuri
North Hills Preparatory, Charter School
Dallas Chapter
Alexander Perry
Townview - Science Engineering Magnet, Dallas ISD
Dallas Chapter
Kyle Sheth
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Brenda Venegas
Townview - Science Engineering Magnet, Dallas ISD
Dallas Chapter
Comprehensive MathAlejandro Reyes Brooks Academy, Charter School San Antonio ChapterVivian Huynh
Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Zachery Shugart Iowa Park High School, Iowa Park Consolidated ISD Wichita Falls ChapterLeslie Mendoza
Presidio High School, Presidio ISD
West Texas Chapter


 

STATE SCIENCE AWARDS

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Subject1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place
6th Grade ScienceShonell Rowell
Cedar Valley Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Ashley Figueroa
Johnson 6th Grade Center - Generation Hope, Everman ISD
Dallas Chapter
Ruben Flores
Cedar Valley Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Aman Tewari
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Bryce Willadson
Pine Tree Middle School, Pine Tree ISD
East Texas Chapter
7th Grade ScienceAndrew Yao
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Ethan Garcia
Cedar Valley Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Eunsuh Cho
Cedar Valley Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Rohit Bandi
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Pranav Srinivasan
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
8th Grade ScienceNikhil Lyles
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Damion Fisher
McNiel Junior High, Wichita Falls ISD
Wichita Falls Chapter
Vikas Burugu
Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Kolton Myers
Breckenridge Junior High, Breckenridge ISD
Lubbock Chapter
Priya Mandava
Curtis Middle School - TCC, Allen ISD
Dallas Chapter
IPCLeonardo Uribe
Presidio High School, Presidio ISD
West Texas Chapter
Cole Galliete
Presidio High School, Presidio ISD
West Texas Chapter
Katelynn Valenzuela
Presidio High School, Presidio ISD
West Texas Chapter
Alejandrina Elms
Presidio High School, Presidio ISD
West Texas Chapter
Jacqueline Gutierrez
Smith Middle School, Beaumont ISD
GT TAME Chapter
BiologyJessica Ding
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Sydney R. Sommers
Samuel Champion Boerne, Boerne ISD
San Antonio Chapter
Alex Wan
Ascension Academy, Private School
Amarillo Chapter
Nana Konadu
Hirschi High School, Wichita Falls ISD
Wichita Falls Chapter
James Dong
Westwood High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
AP BiologyKyle Sheth
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Katherine Roldan
Berkner High School, Richardson ISD
Dallas Chapter
Brittany Tu
Randall High School, Canyon ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Vivian Huynh
Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Samagra Jain
McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
ChemistryVinh Ton
McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Holly Wilhelm
Dumas High School, Dumas ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Lucas Gretta
Westwood High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Jaden Fang
McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Kunal Jain
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin ISD
Capital Area Chapter
AP ChemistrySebastiene Cox
Haltom High School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Shubhanga Ballal
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Brian Caro
Berkner High School, Richardson ISD
Dallas Chapter
Daniel Enge
Townview - Science Engineering Magnet, Dallas ISD
Dallas Chapter
Karrie Oliver
Shallowater High School, Shallowater ISD
Lubbock Chapter
PhysicsHunter Liu
Amarillo High School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Brenda Venegas
Townview - Science Engineering Magnet, Dallas ISD
Dallas Chapter
Alexander Perry
Townview - Science Engineering Magnet, Dallas ISD
Dallas Chapter
Elisabeth Medina
Alamo Heights High School, Alamo Heights Independent School District
San Antonio Chapter
Daniel Wood
Brooks Academy, Charter School
San Antonio Chapter
AP PhysicsCory Press
Wichita Falls High School, Wichita Falls ISD
Wichita Falls Chapter
Mathias Adamu
Townview - Science Engineering Magnet, Dallas ISD
Dallas Chapter
Jose Garcia
Richland High School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Alexander Ban
Richland High School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Mandi Palencia
Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Anatomy & PhysiologyVijay Veeraraghavan
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Jesus Torres
Bob Hope School, Charter School
GT TAME Chapter
Jesus Esquivel
Bob Hope School, Charter School
GT TAME Chapter
Katherine Coy Iowa Park High School, Iowa Park Consolidated ISD Wichita Falls ChapterPaola Flores
AACAL - Caprock High School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Comprehensive ScienceLidia Serpas
ESTEM West High School, Houston ISD
GC TAME Chapter
Jeremy Glebe Iowa Park High School, Iowa Park Consolidated ISD Wichita Falls ChapterElba Correa
ESTEM West High School, Houston ISD
GC TAME Chapter
Sumedh Tadimeti
Townview - Science Engineering Magnet, Dallas ISD
Dallas Chapter
Daniel Lopez
Pine Tree High School, Pine Tree ISD
East Texas Chapter




ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE PERFORMANCE AWARDS

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1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place
Team 25Team 8Team 22Team 17Team 35
Team Winners8 is GR8Self Supportive Group of Talented EngineersThe CraftsmenEminem - The White Wrapper
Darian Hardin
West Orange-Stark MS, West Orange-Cove Consolidated ISD
GT TAME Chapter
David Serrato
Richland High School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Ashley Smith
Lancaster High School, Lancaster ISD
Dallas Chapter
Adrian Stewart
McNair Middle School, Southwest ISD
San Antonio Chapter
Christian Lopez-De La Cruz
McAuliffe Middle School, Los Alamitos Unified School District
San Antonio Chapter
Dylan Cortez
Sam Houston Middle School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Ethan Garcia
Cedar Valley Middle School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Jose Garcia
Richland High School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Alexander Perry
Townview - Science Engineering Magnet, Dallas ISD
Dallas Chapter
Elaine Zhu
North Oaks Middle School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Russel Campollo
Lucy Rede Franco Middle School, Presidio ISD
West Texas Chapter
Jairo Zelaya
Energized for Excellence Academy, Houston ISD
GC TAME Chapter
Lacie Logan
UTPB STEM Academy, Charter School
West Texas Chapter
Damion Fisher
McNiel Junior High, Wichita Falls ISD
Wichita Falls Chapter
Kailey Cortez
Sam Houston Middle School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Shubhanga Ballal
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Joanna Garner
AACAL - Caprock High School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Sterling Beakley
Pine Tree Junior High, Pine Tree ISD
East Texas Chapter
Wryan Craine
AACAL - Caprock High School, Amarillo ISD
Amarillo Chapter
Lily Hernandez
Roosevelt ISD, Roosevelt ISD
Lubbock Chapter
Sydney R. Sommers
Samuel Champion Boerne, Boerne ISD
San Antonio Chapter
Mia Santambrogio
Samuel Champion Boerne, Boerne ISD
San Antonio Chapter
Vinh Ton
McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD
Capital Area Chapter
Nathan Waldron
San Angelo Homeschool, Home School
San Angelo Chapter


 

ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE SPECIAL AWARDS

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Judges' Choice AwardJudges' Choice AwardJudges' Choice Award
Team 6Team 27Team 51
SantaCreative EngineersThe Jar Jars
Alessandro Rico
Nocona Middle School, Nocona ISD
Wichita Falls Chapter
Elba Correa
ESTEM West High School, Houston ISD
GC TAME Chapter
Arthur Cabo
Barrientes Middle School, Edinburg Consolidated ISD
Valley Chapter
Jasmine Burrell
Young Women's College Preparatory Academy, Houston ISD
GC TAME Chapter
Isabell R. Sagar
Samuel Champion Boerne, Boerne ISD
San Antonio Chapter
Hannah Ghebrelul
Young Women's College Preparatory Academy, Houston ISD
GC TAME Chapter
Michael Gamez
Alamo Heights High School, Alamo Heights Independent School District
San Antonio Chapter
Kavya Rathi
Harmony Science Academy, Charter School
GT TAME Chapter
Ivye Dolino
Presidio High School, Presidio ISD
West Texas Chapter
Yasmin Torres
Haltom Middle School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Obed Gonzalez
Haltom Middle School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter
Paul White
Brooks Academy, Charter School
San Antonio Chapter
Zachery Shugart
Iowa Park High School, Iowa Park Consolidated ISD
Wichita Falls Chapter
Tai Ha
North Ridge Middle School, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth Chapter




Statistics from the 2016 State STEM Competition for the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering.
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SPONSOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


Presenting Sponsor:

boeinglogo

Corporate & Foundation Sponsors:

AlcoaBASFChevron Phillips, ConocoPhillips, Emerson Process ManagementHalliburton, IBMLockheed Martin AeronauticsNational Instruments, Rackspace HostingRaytheon, Shell Oil Company, Sundt FoundationTexas Instruments, Webber Family Foundation

University Partners:

Amarillo College, Angelo State University, Brazosport CollegeLamar University, Midwestern State UniversityPrairie View A&M University, St. Philip's CollegeTarrant County CollegeTexas A&M University, Texas Tech UniversityUniversity of HoustonUniversity of Texas at Austin

Host:

Texas A&M University-San Antonio


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