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Seeking a STEM Visionary: TAME is Hiring an Executive Director

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It's an exciting time for STEM and for TAME. The TAME Board announced in early July that the tenure of our Executive Director Savita Raj had come to a close after nine years of inspiring Texas students. You can read her farewell letter and challenge to the TAME family for the future here. Because of this transition, we are seeking a creative visionary and a strategic leader to guide and inspire the organization’s next stage of growth. 

TAME's Board has worked with our Interim Executive Director Sally Blue to develop a job description for the role of Executive Director. Do you know the perfect person to lead the TAME Family into the future? Please help us get the word out!

 

The full description is below. Download the PDF here:  Official Job Description

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Savita's goodbye—help us wish her well!

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See below for Savita's goodbye letter, along with a letter from the Board of Directors about the transition and the future of TAME. Help us wish Savita well on her next adventure by sharing a memory or leaving a note. Know the perfect person to lead the TAME Family into the future? Please see the job posting here.

 

Dear Friends, 

There is no easy way to say goodbye.

After nine years as Executive Director of TAME, it is time for me to step down. Over the next few months the TAME Board of Directors will be considering the future of TAME and STEM education in Texas as they launch a search for my replacement.

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TAME Scholarship Winners Announced for 2019

TAME Scholarship Winners Announced for 2019

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 TAME Scholarships.

Every year, TAME awards scholarships to high school senior TAME Club members who have competed in the STEM Competition and who will attend an accredited college or university to study a STEM subject.  TAME scholars in their second to fourth year of study in a STEM field at an accredited college or university may also receive Evergreen scholarships based on available funding. Learn more about TAME's Scholarships.

"When I found out about TAME back in 9th grade, I couldn't just pass on this opportunity to join," wrote one scholar. "I have participated in TAME for all four years of my high school experience, and each year brings with it something special and new to my life. Without TAME, I never would have fallen in love with STEM and would have never had the opportunity to find a part of myself."

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Channel Crossing Challenge: TAME Engineering Adventure

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Welcome to TAME Engineering Adventures!  Our goal is to help you challenge your students with hands-on learning. 

Channel challenge! This Engineering Adventure is to design and build a channel to transport fluids (represented by BBs) across the landscape. We're offering a classroom adaptation of the Engineering Design Challenge for the 2019 Divisional STEM Competitions, hosted at 14 different chapters around Texas. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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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Tocker Foundation Drives Summer STEM Learning Across Texas

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Today marks the start of TAME's 2019 Science Rocks! Summer Library Program! If you wanted to visit each and every participating library, it would take more than 38 hours and 2,247 miles on one epic roadtrip. This year, the furthest distance between two of these libraries is just thirty minutes short of the travel time from El Paso to the Pacific Ocean.

None of this would be possible without the support of the Tocker Foundation, which has generously awarded $50,000 to empower Texan students to drive summer learning for Texas students in science, technology, engineering, and math. The funding delivers TAME's Trailblazer science-on-wheels program to small and rural libraries across Texas this summer.

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Texas Students Go Fishing for STEM Success at 2019 State STEM Competition

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(Huntsville, TX) – How does a whiffle ball lead to a career in engineering? In Huntsville, Texas, aspiring engineers faced a design challenge created by engineers from ConocoPhillips. Based on real-life situations in which wellbores are blocked by material known as “fish,” the challenge was part of the 34th annual State STEM Competition, sponsored by ConocoPhillips and held at the Forest Glen Camp in Huntsville, Texas. Students used paper clips, clay, and other materials to explore methods for removing wellbore blockages.

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Announcing 2019 Hashtag Contest Winners

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(Austin, TX) The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of the 1st annual Hashtag Contest for the 2019 TAME State STEM Competition, presented by ConocoPhilips on April 27th in the Houston area. TAME students across Texas submitted hashtag concepts, impressing judges with creativity and hard work.

Congratulations to Laura Thompson of The Science and Engineering Magnet at Townview Center for winning first place in this contest! The top scoring student receives a special invitation to the State STEM Competition. At State Ms. Thompson will awarded a $100 prize onstage. Her hashtags will be featured at the State STEM Competition on the giveaways that will be distributed to hundreds of participants. 

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TAME Scholarship Applications Now Open

TAME Scholarship Applications Now Open

Calling all TAME graduating seniors!


TAME Freshman Scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now open. Applications, documentation, and letters of recommendation from TAME Club Sponsors are due to the TAME State Office no later than 11:59p on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019.

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Halliburton Awards $25K for Texas STEM Students

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that partner Halliburton has generously awarded $25,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding supported test development and the Halliburton Ace Awards for outstanding academic performance at the annual STEM Competitions. Funding also supported the design and installation of a new Thermal Energy Exhibit on TAME’s Trailblazer I, a mobile STEM museum, and the development of bookmarks that highlight concepts in thermal energy.

The Trailblazers are an innovative, inspiring STEM engagement program that reach students across Texas. The annual STEM Competitions prepare students for success in STEM and celebrate student achievement in math, science, and engineering. All TAME programs including the Trailblazers and the STEM Competitions are offered free of cost to participants thanks to the support of sponsors like Halliburton. We are so grateful for the company’s continued support for Texas students, for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join Halliburton in making a difference. Visit our Get Involved page to see how you can help make sure TAME programs stay free for all Texas students.

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Announcing 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

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(Austin, TX) The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of the 15th annual T-Shirt Design Contest for the 2019 TAME State STEM Competition, presented by ConocoPhilips on April 27th in the Houston area. TAME students across Texas submitted entries for the theme "Powering Civilization," impressing judges with artistic creativity and design.

Congratulations to Han Nguyen of Kerr High School for winning first place in this contest! The top scoring student receives a special invitation to the State STEM Competition. At State Ms. Nguyen will awarded a $100 prize onstage. Her design will be unveiled at the competition, where it will be featured on the t-shirts, event programs and other materials that will be distributed to hundreds of participants. 

2019 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition Results

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(Haltom City, TX) – The 2019 TAME Fort Worth Texas STEM Competition was hosted at Haltom High School on Saturday February 16, 2019. The free event brought together more than 110 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Wichita Falls Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Wichita Falls, TX) – The 2019 TAME Wichita Falls Texas STEM Competition was hosted at the Wichita Falls Career Education Center on Saturday February 9, 2019. The free event brought together more than 85 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants have been sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state have had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results

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(Edinburg, TX) – The 2019 TAME Valley STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Saturday February 23, 2019. The free event brought together more than 100 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition Results

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(San Angelo, TX) – The 2019 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition was hosted by Angelo State University on Saturday March 2, 2019. The free event brought together student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants have been sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state have had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME West Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Odessa, TX) – The 2019 TAME West Texas STEM Competition was hosted by Odessa College on Saturday February 2, 2019. The free event brought together more than 95 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition Results

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(Amarillo, TX) – The 2019 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition was hosted at Amarillo High School, on Saturday March 2, 2019. The free event brought together student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Corpus Christi STEM Competition Results

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(Corpus Christi, TX) – The 2019 TAME Corpus Christi STEM Competition was hosted by Kaffie Middle School on February 2, 2019. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Dallas STEM Competition Results

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(Dallas, TX) – The 2019 TAME Dallas Texas STEM Competition was hosted by Tarrant County College South Campus on Saturday February 9, 2019, the free event brought together more than 100 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition Results

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(Houston, TX) – The 2019 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Houston on Saturday February 2, 2019. The free event brought together more than 150 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition Results

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(Beaumont, TX) – The 2019 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition was hosted by Lamar University on February 9, 2019. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 75 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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