Capital Area Chapter (Austin)


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Program: STEM Competitions



Divisional STEM Competition

The 2019 Capital Area Divisional STEM Competition is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2019, hosted at the University of Texas at Austin, Engineering Education and Research Center. 

To participate, students must be active members of a TAME Club and have submitted a TAME Student Registration online or a paper copy (PDF registration form) to their Club Sponsor. (See more here.)

 

Invitations to the State STEM Competition

Students must participate and qualify in a Divisional Competition to receive an invitation to the State Competition. Contact the Chapter leadership for more information.

 

Past Divisional STEM Competitions

 

EventDate LocationResultsPhotos
2019 Capital Area Divisional STEM CompetitionScheduled for January 19, 2019Hosted at
The University of Texas at Austin, Engineering Education and Research Center
2018 Capital Area Divisional STEM CompetitionJanuary 27, 2018Hosted at
The University of Texas at Austin, Engineering Education and Research Center
ResultsFacebook Album
2017 Capital Area Divisional STEM CompetitionFebruary 4, 2017Hosted at
The University of Texas at Austin
ResultsFacebook Album
2016 Capital Area Divisional STEM CompetitionFebruary 20, 2016Hosted by the African American Youth Harvest Foundation at The University of Texas at AustinResultsFacebook Album
2015 Capital Area Divisional Math and Science CompetitionJanuary 31, 2015Hosted at
The University of Texas at Austin
Results
TAME Chapters have been hosting competitions since the mid-1980s and other events since 1976.
For records and photographs prior to 2015, please contact the TAME State Office.

  


TAME History in the Austin area

One year after TAME's founding in 1976, an article, "TAME Boosts Minority Students Into the Engineering Field" appeared in Austin Magazine highlighting the efforts of local Austin industry and educational professionals to bring more students into engineering, science, and mathematics. The article was reprinted in TAME's 1977 Annual Report. 


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 "The Austin Chapter of TAME was easiest to organize; there was the greatest professional commitment here. The heavy involvement of industry is making TAME work," John. S. Robottom, Executive Director of TAME said.

 

Currently, Austin's TAME group boasts participants from all high schools, the AISD administration, Austin Community College, Huston-Tillotson College, UT minority engineering students, local engineering consultants, the City of Austin, and, importantly, four major Austin industries--IBM, Motorola, Texas Instruments, and Tracor. Westinghouse and Alcoa have also been active with TAME. All nine Austin high schools participate in the TAME program.

 

...According to Mauro Reyna, assistant superintendent of the AISD and vice chairman of Austin TAME, the program will be expanded this summer, which "shows that all our time and energy is paying off." Doug Lawrence, personnel manager at IBM, is chairman of the Austin division of TAME. And he points out that Gus Garcia, then school board chairman, was one of the original organizers. Garcia was instrumental in establishing TAME with the AISD.

 

...TAME is an Austin partnership that is working to help solve two national problems--tapping the unused but valuable resource of minority engineering potential and opening up engineering and leadership positions to minority citizens. 

 

And if the TAME enthusiasm and determination plus favorable student response are any indication, it's a partnership that is headed for success.

 

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1977 article, TAME Boosts Minority 
Students Into the Engineering Field

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 1977 Annual Report

 

 


 

Contact:

TAME is currently seeking local educators and administrators interested in volunteering in leadership positions in this area. Please contact us at programs@tame.org if you know someone for this role.

 

Chapter Mailing Address:

TAME 
10100 Burnet Road, R9200
Austin, TX 78758