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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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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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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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2019 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition Results

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(Lubbock, TX) – The winners of the 2019 TAME East Texas STEM Competition have been announced, but participating students are not divulging any details. Hosted at Texas Tech University on Monday January 28, 2019, the free event brought together more than 240 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 East Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Longview, TX) – The winners of the 2019 TAME East Texas STEM Competition have been announced, but participating students are not divulging any details. Hosted by the Komatsu Mining Corporation, on Friday, January 18, 2019, the free event brought together more than 115 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 San Antonio STEM Competition Results

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(San Antonio, TX) – The winners of the 2019 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition have been announced, but participating students are not divulging any details. Hosted at St. Philip's College, MLK Campus, on Saturday January 19, 2019, the free event brought together more than 200 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 Capital Area STEM Competition Results

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(Austin, TX) – The winners of the 2019 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition have been announced, but participating students are not divulging any details. Hosted at The University of Texas at Austin's Engineering Education and Research Center on Saturday January 19, 2019, the free event brought together more than 160 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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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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