32nd annual State STEM Competition

2017 TAME State STEM Competition


The 32nd annual TAME State STEM Competition was sponsored by Boeing and hosted by CPS Energy on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together 293 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 2017 Divisional STEM Competitions.

Students competed in individual, timed math and science tests and in teams for an engineering design challenge. The top six students in each test received awards. The top six teams in the Engineering Design Challenge were also recognized. In addition, three teams received special awards for design, creativity and teamwork. Siddhant Puranik, a student from Obra D. Tompkins High School in Katy, designed the winning artwork for the event shirts and programs. TAME's Outstanding Senior Award, sponsored by Shell Oil Company, was presented to Elisabeth Medina, a high school senior from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. Medina plans to attend the University of Chicago and earn a degree in astrophysics.

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


RESULTSPHOTOSSTATISTICSSTORIESSPONSORSPRESS RELEASES







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EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS


Please consider sharing pictures of the 2017 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 

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This album features photographs from the Welcome Ceremony and an Educator Discussion Session. During the Discussion Session, TAME Club Sponsors and Chaperones were asked to weigh in on the future of TAME's competition program.

TAME would like to thank our volunteer photographers: Aurelina Prado of Boeing and the Women in Aviation Alamo City Chapter; Hanieh Shadrokh of Emerson Automation Solutions; Ryan Beltrán of elequa; Stephanie McCray of Emerson Automation Solutions and her daughter Jecarey McCray. TAME's Videography Intern Mariah Espinosa also contributed photos to this album. Thank you all for sharing time and skills in capturing the excitement of our participants!


Photos of Welcome Ceremony & Educator Discussion Session







During the Discussion Session, TAME Club Sponsors and Chaperones were asked to weigh in on the future of TAME's competition program.

Join the discussion with this brief 3-question survey:


Survey on the Future of STEM Competitions



The results of this survey may directly influence the future of TAME. We appreciate your efforts and dedication and want your feedback on how we can best meet the needs of students in Texas.

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This album features photographs from the 2017 State Engineering Design Challenge, designed by engineers from Boeing. 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 history. During the 1980s, just four years after TAME was founded, Boeing engineers built the largest wind turbines in history and constructed the first “wind farm.” Many of the ideas developed in those projects are used today in developing wind turbines and wind farms across the world.

For the design challenge, student teams were given simple materials (like paper and dowels), a time limit of one hour, and a task: to build turbine blades to effectively capture wind power.

The top six teams were recognized with performance awards. In addition, three teams received special awards for design, creativity, and innovation. This year's Innovation Award was sponsored by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

TAME would like to thank our volunteer photographers: Hanieh Shadrokh of Emerson Automation Solutions; Ryan Beltrán of elequa; Stephanie McCray of Emerson Automation Solutions and her daughter Jecarey McCray; and Tee Hollow of OctoPhoto. Thank you all for sharing time and skills in capturing the excitement of our participants!



Engineering Design Challenge



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Students competed in individual, timed math and science tests and in teams for an engineering design challenge. This album features images from the afternoon activity, the awards ceremony, chapter photographs, and evening entertainment at San Antonio's Incredible Pizza Company. 

TAME would like to thank Videographer Intern Mariah Espinosa who took photos for this album. 


Inspiration & Awards



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STATE MATH & SCIENCE AWARDS



Test1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
6th GradeRobert Loya
Lucy Rede Franco Middle School
West Texas Chapter
Aaron Guerrero
Barrientes Middle School
Valley Chapter
Seokhyun "Alex" Kim
Canyon Vista Middle School
Capital Area Chapter
Sanjay Amirthraj
Cedar Valley Middle School
Capital Area Chapter
Francisco Espinoza
Elias Longoria Middle School
Valley Chapter
Alex Nguyen
North Richland Middle School
Fort Worth Chapter
7th GradeAnahi Perez
Nocona Middle School
Wichita Falls Chapter
Joshua Velasquez
Generation Hope
Dallas Chapter
Zachary Stipanovic
San Angelo Christian Academy
San Angelo Chapter
Jaqueline Ochoa
Barrientes Middle School
Valley Chapter
Aiden Rosalez
Smylie Wilson Middle School
Lubbock Chapter
Kavya Rathi
Harmony Science Academy - Beaumont
GT TAME Chapter
8th GradeEthan Garcia
Cedar Valley Middle School
Capital Area Chapter
Anouka Saha
Cedar Valley Middle School
Capital Area Chapter
Andrew Yao
Canyon Vista Middle School
Capital Area Chapter
Jann Cabudoy
Pine Tree Junior High
East Texas Chapter
Joshua Karim
T&T Club
GC TAME Chapter
Adrian Ng
T&T Club
GC TAME Chapter
9th GradeNikhil Lyles
Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Capital Area Chapter
Robert "Ben" Taylor
Richland High School
Fort Worth Chapter
Vishal Reddy
Amarillo High School
Amarillo Chapter
Priya Mandava
TCC Online
Dallas Chapter
Afrosa Islam
Harmony Science Academy - Beaumont
GT TAME Chapter
Sterling Beakley
Pine Tree High School
East Texas Chapter
10th GradeJessica Ding
Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Capital Area Chapter
Steven Wu
Clear Lake High School
GC TAME Chapter
Kevin Qi
McNeil High School
Capital Area Chapter
Jenny Zhang
Westwood High School
Capital Area Chapter
Siddhant Puranik
T&T Club
GC TAME Chapter
Ravyn Denning
Randall High School
Amarillo Chapter
11th GradeShubhanga Ballal
Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Capital Area Chapter
Vinh Ton
McNeil High School
Capital Area Chapter
Hunter Liu
Amarillo High School
Amarillo Chapter
Sumin Son
McNeil High School
Capital Area Chapter
Dawson Miller
Amarillo High School
Amarillo Chapter
Alejandro Resendiz
Townview High School
Dallas Chapter
12th GradeCathy Nguyen
McNeil High School
Capital Area Chapter
Xiangwei Chen
Clear Lake High School
GC TAME Chapter
Sahaj Shah
Pflugerville High School
Capital Area Chapter
Alexander Ban
Richland High School
Fort Worth Chapter
Brian Caro
Lloyd V. Berkner High School
Dallas Chapter
Elisabeth Medina
Alamo Heights High School
San Antonio Chapter


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ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE PERFORMANCE AWARDS



1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
Team 22Team 14Team 25Team 48Team 13Team 44
Gone With the WindBlue Fan ManThe Tri WingThe Winged WonderAll H.A.N.D.S. on TurbineThe Blew (Blue) Turbine
Damaris Peraza, Grade 12
Presidio High School
West Texas Chapter
Alejandra Valles, Grade 8
Lucy Rede Franco Middle School
West Texas Chapter
Austin Giroaurd, Grade 10
Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School
GT TAME Chapter
John Arcayan, Grade 7
Lucy Rede Franco Middle School
West Texas Chapter
Anthony Shuey, Grade 8
Kirby World Academy
Wichita Falls Chapter
Sumin Son, Grade 11
McNeil High School
Capital Area Chapter
Issac Tesser, Grade 7
Pine Tree Junior High
East Texas Chapter
Jorge Roman, Grade 6
Harwell Middle School
Valley Chapter
Chloe Guerrero, Grade 7
Haltom Middle School
Fort Worth Chapter
Julio Garcia, Grade 9
Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering
San Antonio Chapter
Daniela Foarde, Grade 7
Magellan International School
Capital Area Chapter
Juan Vivero, Grade 11
Townview High School
Dallas Chapter
Mia Rodriguez, Grade 8
School of Science and Technology-Alamo
San Antonio Chapter
Minh Do, Grade 9
Amarillo High School
Amarillo Chapter
Jaden Hollinshead, Grade 8
New Home ISD
Lubbock Chapter
Lynsey Torres, Grade 7
Barrientes Middle School
Valley Chapter
Hannah Douglass, Grade 6
UTPB STEM Academy
West Texas Chapter
James Rivera, Grade 8
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
GT TAME Chapter
Naylie Leal, Grade 6
Young Women's College Preparatory Academy
GC TAME Chapter
Naizeth Leal, Grade 10
Young Women's College Preparatory Academy
GC TAME Chapter
Nevan Ratanji, Grade 6
Holland Middle School
GC TAME Chapter
Maham Rathi, Grade 10
Harmony Science Academy - Beaumont
GT TAME Chapter
Noah Sutton, Grade 9
Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning
Amarillo Chapter
Zofia Graham, Grade 7
NSBE, Jr. San Antonio
San Antonio Chapter
Priya Mandava, Grade 9
Tarrant County College Online
Dallas Chapter
Siddh Bamb, Grade 7
Cedar Valley Middle School
Capital Area Chapter
Randy Phan, Grade 11
Pinetree High School
East Texas Chapter
Steven Wu, Grade 10
Clear Lake High School
GC TAME Chapter
Reuben Woods, Grade 9
Falcon Early College High School
West Texas Chapter
Thomas King, Grade 12
Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School
GT TAME Chapter
Sanjay Amirthraj, Grade 6
Cedar Valley Middle School
Capital Area Chapter
Anthony Shuey, Grade 8
Kirby World Academy
Wichita Falls Chapter
Jessica Flores, Grade 7
Nocona Middle School
Wichita Falls Chapter



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ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE SPECIAL AWARDS



Judges' Choice Award for CreativityJudges' Choice Award for TeamworkInnovation Award, Sponsored by Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Team 33Team 43Team 35
Three MusketeersWind ShearZEpic Dynamics
Andrea Ruedas, Grade 6
Generation Hope
Dallas Chapter
Andy Baeza, Grade 7
Stanton Middle School
West Texas Chapter
Aiden Rosalez, Grade 7
Smylie Wilson Middle School
Lubbock Chapter
Ashley Evans, Grade 11
Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning
Amarillo Chapter
Lucia Cruz, Grade 8
Abraham Lincoln Middle School
GT TAME Chapter
Axel Jotham Buan, Grade 6
Abraham Lincoln Middle School
GT TAME Chapter
Gabriela Garcia, Grade 11
Rider High School
Wichita Falls Chapter
Riley Stokes, Grade 9
New Home ISD
Lubbock Chapter
Christian Reyes, Grade 8
Generation Hope
Dallas Chapter
Jann Cabudoy, Grade 8
Pine Tree Junior High
East Texas Chapter
Sadie Randall, Grade 11
Young Women's College Prep Academy
GC TAME Chapter
Kamari Jones, Grade 9
NSBE Jr. South Houston
GC TAME Chapter
Joseph Nagera, Grade 9
Hastings Club
GC TAME Chapter
Shubhanga Ballal, Grade 11
Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Capital Area Chapter
Reese Simpson, Grade 11
Boerne Champion High School
San Antonio Chapter
Markalen Watson, Grade 7
Smylie Wilson Middle School
Lubbock Chapter
Zachary Stipanovic, Grade 7
San Angelo Christian Academy
San Angelo Chapter
Samuel Perales, Grade 11
Hendrickson High School
Capital Area Chapter



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Presenting Sponsor:

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Corporate & Foundation Sponsors:

American Society of Civil Engineers
Arconic Foundation

BASF

Central Intelligence Agency
Chevron
Chevron Phillips
ConocoPhillips
Emerson Process Management
Halliburton
HEB
IBM
IMAX
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
National Instruments
Rackspace Hosting
Raytheon
Shell Oil Company
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Texas Instruments


University Partners:

Angelo State University
Lamar University
LeTourneau University
Midwestern State University
Odessa College
Prairie View A&M University
St. Philip's College
Tarrant County College
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University 
Trinity University
University of Houston 
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Host:

CPS Energy


Thank you for all you do to promote diversity in STEM careers! Join these organizations in making a difference on our Get Involved page.


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PRESS RELEASES

Press releases are available below for all participating chapters.