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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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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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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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T-Shirt & Hashtag Design Contests Open

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Are you a #CalculusCowgirl? An #AspiringAstronaut? Do you love STEAM projects that challenge you artistically? Registered students from TAME Clubs across Texas are invited to submit their creative ideas in two different design contests for the 2019 STEM Competition season:

 

15th Annual T-Shirt Design Contest (theme: "Powering Civilization")

1st Annual Hashtag Contest (no theme, open to all ideas)


The winning hashtags and artwork will be featured on the giveaways, t-shirts, event programs and other materials given to hundreds of participants at the State STEM Competition.

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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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TAME Engineering Adventure: Wind Turbine State Challenge

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

Wind it up! This Engineering Adventure is to design and build the rotor for a wind turbine. We're offering a classroom adaptation of the Engineering Design Challenge from the 32nd Annual TAME State STEM Competition sponsored by Boeing and hosted by CPS Energy at La Villita Assembly Building in downtown San Antonio, Texas on April 8th, 2017.

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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Introducing Astra Zeno, TAME Board Teacher Representative

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"As a former TAME student who went on to receive two engineering degrees, I am PASSIONATE about the TAME mission. One of my primary reasons for entering the education field was to create partnerships that would make STEM careers more accessible to those who remain underrepresented in STEM."

TAME is pleased to celebrate World Teachers Day by introducing Astra Zeno, the newest Teacher Representative on the TAME Board. Astra is a TAME alumna and engineer who now teaches at Young Women's College Preparatory Academy in Houston. Her students at the YWCPA sent the excellent math pun thank-you card pictured here to TAME donors who supported the school last year, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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Newsletter: Dates for Divisionals, Official Tests, & Kahoot!

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Seven weeks left to register TAME Clubs and students! September's newsletter covers official tests and new Kahoot! quizzes to help TAME Clubs prepare for STEM Competitions. See also an article on a featured TAME Club and the updated list of Divisional STEM Competition dates.

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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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Your STEM Competition prep game just got stronger.

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If you and your students have spent any time preparing for the Divisional and State Competition math and science tests, chances are you’ve wished you had a real test or two to refer to. We’re happy to announce that your wish is granted! TAME is releasing the competition tests from the 2018 Divisional and State STEM Competitions. These are the real tests that students took while competing.

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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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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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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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Newsletter: State Announcement + Registration Closing Soon!

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"LESS THAN ONE WEEK LEFT to Register Clubs & Students!"

November's newsletter focuses on the deadlines for TAME Club and Student Registration, plus announcements about the State STEM Competition and the schedule for Divisionals. 

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Announcing the 2018 State STEM Competition

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce that the TAME Board has approved the 2018 State STEM Competition!

Every year, TAME brings together students to compete and celebrate achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). During a STEM Competition, students participate in both a math and a science test, and then team up to solve real-world engineering problems in a timed Engineering Design Challenge. This announcement comes as part of a two-year pilot project for TAME's STEM Competitions, developed in response to a number of logistical challenges. Read more about the decision-making process and refinements to TAME programs here

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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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Club & Student Registration Now Open

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TAME Club and Student Registration are now open for the 2017-18 School Year!

Membership with TAME is a two-part process. First the sponsor completes the annual Club Registration, then the students in their club will be able to complete their Student Registration. 

Students will be able to register only after the Adult Sponsor registers the TAME Club.

DEADLINE: If you are in grades 6-12 and want to participate in the Divisional or State STEM Competitions, the deadline to register Clubs and Students online is Wednesday, November 15th.

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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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