Launching STEM careersSince 1976

"TAME opened up a whole new world to me."
- ORLANDO CRUZ, ENGINEERING MAJOR, UT AUSTIN

Launching STEM careersSince 1976

"TAME opened up a whole new world to me."
- ORLANDO CRUZ, ENGINEERING MAJOR, UT AUSTIN

Launching STEM careersSince 1976

"TAME opened up a whole new world to me."
- ORLANDO CRUZ, ENGINEERING MAJOR, UT AUSTIN

Launching STEM careersSince 1976

"TAME opened up a whole new world to me."
- ORLANDO CRUZ, ENGINEERING MAJOR, UT AUSTIN

Launching STEM careersSince 1976

"TAME opened up a whole new world to me."
- ORLANDO CRUZ, ENGINEERING MAJOR, UT AUSTIN
Two middle-school African American girls grin at each other while using the Energy Stick exhibit. On one side they press their palms together, and with their other hands they hold either end of a plastic cylinder with lights inside. The contact between their hands creates a circuit and the Energy stick lights up and makes a noise.

And now I know what I'm going to be.

Trailblazer participant

TAME programs connect Texas kids to opportunities in STEM. When kids step onto the Trailblazer, it doesn’t matter if they’re in a small border town or a city center: they have access to the same high-quality, hands-on exhibits to spark their curiosity.

What’s more, they’re stepping into a structure that is designed to support them as they advance. We recognize that kids come from very different places, and our programs are designed to find them wherever they are. Our Trailblazers literally bring STEM opportunities to students across Texas, reaching communities that other programs simply cannot get to.

We train teachers to identify STEM skills in kids they might otherwise overlook. We focus recruitment on female and underrepresented minority students. We show kids not just what academic and career opportunities exist in STEM fields, but how to get there.

TAME’s mission is to enable Texas students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by:

  • Creating partnerships among educators, industry, government and families to inform, educate and motivate students
  • Implementing classroom and extra-curricular programs and activities
  • Focusing on populations that remain underrepresented in fields of STEM
  • Promoting diversity in STEM careers

Latest News

TAME Welcomes New Executive Director
The search is over! TAME is thrilled to welcome a new Executive Director, Andrea Herrera Moreno, who brings an exciting combination of youth development, STEM education, and non-profit leadership to the team. Below is Ms. Herrera Moreno's letter to the...
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2020 Valley STEM Competition Results
    (Edinburg, TX) – The 2020 Valley Divisional STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Edinburg Campus on Saturday, February 29, 2020. More than 223 student competitors from across the region registered to...
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