2016 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition Results

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(Beaumont, TX) – The 2016 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition was hosted at Lamar University on Friday, February 6, 2016. The event, held 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 were grouped into teams to participate in an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Boeing and Iridescent. The top three students from 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.

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 that enables Texas students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). In addition to testing student knowledge of math and science concepts, the competition promotes teamwork, leadership, and academic achievement.

More information on TAME's STEM Competitions (formerly known as Math and Science Competitions) can be found here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the leadership for the Golden Triangle Chapter.

Congratulations to all our competitors! 


Photographs have been posted to TAME's official Facebook page. Click here to view the full album.

If you took photos at the event, please consider sharing pictures of the 2016 Divisional STEM Competitions with the TAME State Office. We will share selected pictures on the TAME Facebook page and with corporate and university partners who have ensured that the competition is offered free of cost to participants. 

You can email pictures to or upload them to UT Box below.

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Subject1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
Middle School Math, Level 1Kavya RathsAlexandra HernandezDarian Hardin
Middle School Math, Level 2Reza TahmidWilliam ParksTyler Stuck
Middle School Math, Level 3Afrosa IslamAlton AveryGabriela Valiente
Algebra IFrazier GilmoreFrancisco CarilloBrent Love
Geometry, Middle SchoolMyra Thomas
Geometry, High SchoolJulia IlesAric Haynes
Algebra IIMuhammad ShazadAshley KnightDiana Sanchez
Pre-CalculusCasey BernalJesus EsquivelEryc Perez
Comprehensive MathJessenia Gutierrez


Subject1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
6th Grade ScienceDarian HardinAlexandra HernandezKavya Raths
7th Grade ScienceReza TahmidTyler StuckWilliam Parks
8th Grade ScienceAfrosa IslamBrent LoveFrazier Gilmore
BiologyMyra ThomasAric HaynesJulia Iles
ChemistryMuhammad ShazadDiana SanchezAshley Knight
PhysicsCasey BernalEryc Perez
IPCJacqueline Gutierrez
Anatomy & PhysiologyJesus TorresJessenia GutierrezJesus Esquivel


1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceJudges' Choice Judges' Choice Judges' Choice
The Almighty, Team 8The Eagle, Team 2DEAP MAAZ, Team 3 The Poltergeist, Team 7The Crane, Team 1Fly High, Team 10
Carlmynie CannonAric HayesAlton AveryAfrosa IslamDarian HardinSee note below.
Eryc PerezAshley KnightDana MartinezAngel GaitanJames Addison
Kaitlin NewcostCasey BernalEmily AlvarezGabriela ValienteJulia Iles
Kimberley RodriguezJessenia GutierrezPaola ZapotParks HollingsworthKavya Raths
Ryan Hollingsworth

Due to missing documentation, the names from Team 10 are currently unavailable.

Photograph features the Engineering Design Challenge Team 1, which won  a Judges' Choice award with their prototype The Crane. Students in alphabetical order: Darian Harin, James Addison, Julia Iles, Kavya Raths, and Ryan Hollingsworth. The adult volunteer pictured with the students is officer Bryant Dukes of the United States Coast Guard. The USCG led the competition's Engineering Design Challenge Committee.

By Lindsey Carmichael, March 21, 2016.

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