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21 Ideas for Recruiting Diverse Students into STEM Clubs

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Kick off your school year with these 21 recruitment strategies from educators around Texas who have adapted our free TAME Club program to meet the needs of their schools, libraries, home-school groups, and communities. 

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Newsletter: Save the Dates + STEM Icebreakers + engineering activities

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You won't want to miss this newsletter--we're sharing registration deadlines and competition dates so you can plan ahead for your school year!

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$20K From Hillcrest Foundation Keeps Mobile STEM Museum Rolling

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It takes a lot to keep our mobile Trailblazer museums on the road. Thanks to support from community partners like the Hillcrest Foundation, every year, our trailers travel 20,000 miles to deliver STEM excitement to Texas students. And just about every day, there's something new to fix: a wobbly handle, a broken axle, a leaking air conditioner, or a torn awning.

We are pleased to announce that the Hillcrest Foundation has generously awarded $20,000 to support repairs and maintenance to the TAME Trailblazers, bringing an innovative, mobile STEM engagement program to students across the state.

Join the Hillcrest Foundation 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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Lockheed Martin Launches Texas Careers with $35K for STEM Competitions

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that longtime partner Lockheed Martin has generously awarded $35,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. 

The funding supported the 2018 State STEM Competition, which celebrated achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math. Lockheed's support helped keep the annual event completely free for all students, and for the more than 75 teachers who chaperoned them. Since the competition was hosted at a camp, Lockheed funds were used to provide sleeping bags for all students. Removing financial barriers to participation is a key focus of the STEM Competitions. Lockheed's support helps students focus on what matters: learning.

Join Lockheed Martin 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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Shell Fuels STEM Education with $90K Grant

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that longtime partner Shell Oil Company has generously awarded $90,000 to empower Texas students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Since its first gift to TAME in 1978, Shell has helped to build a STEM workforce that looks like Texas.

The funding will support all aspects of the TAME Trailblazer Program, bringing an innovative, mobile STEM engagement experience to students. The grant also funded the Outstanding Senior Award at the 2018 State STEM Competition, presented to Brisa Diaz, a high school senior from Everman Joe C. Bean High School in TAME’s Dallas Chapter. Brisa plans to attend The University of Texas at Arlington and pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering this fall.

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TAME Scholarship Winners Announced for 2018

TAME Scholarship Winners Announced for 2018

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce the winners of our 2018 TAME Scholarships.

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Tocker Foundation Delivers Big-Time STEM Excitement to Small and Rural Libraries

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that the Tocker Foundation has generously awarded $50,000 to drive summer learning for Texas students in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The funding will make it possible for TAME's Trailblazer science-on-wheels program to travel to small and rural libraries across Texas this summer. 

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ConocoPhillips Awards $80K to Strengthen Texas STEM Education Pipeline

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that partner ConocoPhillips has generously awarded $80,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The funding will support a variety of programs, such as STEM Competitions, TAME Scholarships, and Trailblazer mobile STEM museums. We are grateful to ConocoPhillips for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join ConocoPhillips 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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Texas Students Show Laser Focus at 2018 State STEM Competition

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(Anna, TX) – What could you do with a bakery box, a laser beam, six lenses and an hour? Students from across Texas were presented with this challenge on Saturday, April 28th, as part of the 33rd annual TAME State STEM Competition, sponsored by Raytheon, hosted at YMCA Collin County Adventure Camp in Anna, Texas. Students used the supplies to focus and diffuse a laser beam during the Engineering Design Challenge segment of the competition. 

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TAME Scholarship Applications Now Open

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Calling all TAME graduating seniors!


TAME Freshman Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 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 3rd, 2018.

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Students submit one application to be considered for the following scholarships offered by TAME’s higher education and corporate partners:

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Announcing 2018 T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

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Winners Announced for 2018 T-Shirt Design Contest


(Austin, TX) The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of the 14th annual T-Shirt Design Contest for the 2018 TAME State STEM Competition, presented by Raytheon on April 28th in the DFW area. TAME students across Texas submitted a record number of entries for the theme "Ideas in Orbit," impressing judges with artistic creativity and design.

Congratulations to Ivye Blythe Arioja Dolino of Presidio High School and the Presidio Rocketry and Robotics TAME Club for becoming the first student from TAME's West Texas Chapter to win first place in this contest! The top scoring student receives a special invitation to the State STEM Competition. At State Ms. Dolino will awarded a $100 prize onstage. Her design will be unveiled on the day of the event, where it will be featured on the t-shirts, event programs and other materials that will be distributed to hundreds of participants. 

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You Can Make TAME Students Smile

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The State STEM Competition camp overnight is around the corner, and we're all Smiles! A BIG THANK YOU to Nicky and Jayme of Smiles of Austin for generously donating toothbrushes and toothpaste to keep participants' teeth happy. If you want to get in on the happiness, we're looking for a few more items to help make the STEM Competition a success. We'd welcome donations of 400 of any of the following: sleeping bags, blankets, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant), socks, and personal medical/first aid kits. If you can help with any of these items, please call the TAME office at (512) 471-6100 or programs@tame.org . As always, thank you for supporting Texas students — and for making us smile!    

2018 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition Results



(Wichita Falls, TX) – The 2018 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition was hosted at the Wichita Falls Career Education Center on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 75 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition Results



(Houston, TX) – The 2018 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Houston on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 125 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition Results



(San Antonio, TX) – The 2018 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition was hosted at St. Philip's College MLK Campus  on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 140 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition Results



(Lubbock, TX) – The 2018 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition was hosted by Texas Tech University on Monday, February 26, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 135 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition Results



(Fort Worth, TX) – The 2018 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition was hosted at Richland High School on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Corpus Christi STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Corpus Christi STEM Competition Results



(Corpus Christi, TX) – The 2018 TAME Corpus Christi STEM Competition was hosted at Kaffie Middle School  on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition Results



(Amarillo, TX) – The 2018 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition was hosted at the Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 175 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge.This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top team from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition Results



(Beaumont, TX) – The 2018 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition was hosted at Lamar University on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. Top finishers from the math and science tests and the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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