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State STEM Update: Ziplines, Event Conflict, & 11/7 Deadline

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Ready, set – register your TAME Club!

The 34th annual State STEM Competition, presented by ConocoPhillips, is scheduled for April 27th, 2019 in the greater Houston area.

To participate, please register your TAME Club (tame.org/club2018) and students (tame.org/student2018) by 11:59 pm on November 7th. Clubs and students must register every year to participate in the Divisional & State STEM Competitions.

Fourteen Divisional STEM Competitions will be held around the state in January and February of 2019, and high-achieving participants from each of these qualifying events will be invited to attend the State Competition in April 2019.

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STEM club creates opportunities for underrepresented groups

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by Isabella Bradberry, News Editor of the Panther Prowler of Pflugerville High School

 

The TAME meeting filled the entire lecture hall with students. The guest speaker, an entrepreneur, brought in a device that connected the optic nerves of the student who wore it, allowing researchers to test how well these nerves functioned for the student.

Guest speakers from professional industries are one of the many opportunities offered to TAME club members. The mission of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is to increase the number of underrepresented groups in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

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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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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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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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2018 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results



(Edinburg, TX) – The 2018 TAME Valley STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 110 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 West Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Odessa, TX) – The 2018 TAME West Texas STEM Competition was hosted by Odessa College on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 170 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 Capital Area STEM Competition Results

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(Austin, TX) – The 2018 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition was hosted at The University of Texas at Austin's Engineering Education and Research Center on Saturday January 27, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 170 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 San Angelo STEM Competition Results

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(San Angelo, TX) – The 2018 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition was hosted at Angelo State University, Recreation Facility of Plaza Verde Residence Hall on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 7-12) 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 East Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Longview, TX) – The 2018 TAME East Texas STEM Competition was hosted at the Abbot Aviation Center of LeTourneau University at the East Texas Regional Airport on Friday, January 26, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 70 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. Two 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 Dallas STEM Competition Results

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(Dallas, TX) – The 2018 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College South Campus on Saturday February 10, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 100 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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Hurricane Harvey Relief Thank You

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The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) received a wonderful thank you card in the mail recently from a TAME Club at Young Women's College Preparatory Academy with Houston Independent School District. One and a half months after Hurricane Harvey, they are busy registering their students to take part in this year's activities and are looking forward to the STEM Competition.

TAME is grateful to all the donors who made it possible for school supplies to reach students and teachers affected by Hurricane Harvey. The generosity of the TAME family has been inspiring.

Join TAME in making a difference: tame.org/donate

#LonestarSTEM #TexasSTEM #TexasStrong #HarveyRelief

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No easy answers – but 3 big new experiments!

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What's the most important part of engineering?

It just might be asking questions. This year, as always, we asked our teachers, volunteers, and board members to give us feedback on TAME programs. We received 76 impassioned responses to the end of year survey, and the message is clear: TAME programs are working, but we need to make some refinements.

Here’s what we took away from 76 responses: first, how can we keep the State STEM Competitions going? Second, what test structure will be most effective for the Divisional and State STEM Competitions? And third, how can we make sure that TAME programs focus most on underserved students, even as we welcome all interested students to participate?

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