2016 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results

The 2016 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College on Saturday February 6, 2016.

(Edinburg, TX) – The 2016 TAME Valley STEM Competition was hosted in Edinburg, Texas on Saturday February 6, 2016. The event, the first of its kind in TAME's new Valley Chapter, was held free of cost to participants and brought together 50 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 six 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 East Texas Chapter.

Congratulations to all our competitors! 


If you took photos at the event, please do not share Engineering Design Challenge photos until Feb 26th. We want to keep the challenge TOP SECRET until all students have had the chance to compete.

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 Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
Middle School Math, Level 1Mario ElizondoIsmael AguilarDiego AdamsAbraham CruzCrystal CardonaDiego Benitez
Middle School Math, Level 2Jaqueline OchoaMarissa PeacockElizabeth VillarrealVictoria CastilloAndres CantuNicholas Silva
Middle School Math, Level 3Arthur CaboNereyda BarreraEmiliano RodriguezDenise RamosAbisai LabraKatarina Carrizales
Algebra I, Middle SchoolTimothy LabraCurtis PenaClarissa EnriquezAlex RodriguezMarco BotelloAlejandro Torres


Subject1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
6th Grade ScienceArthur CaboEmiliano RodriguezMario ElizondoDiego AdamsJaqueline OchoaIsmael Aguilar
7th Grade ScienceMelanie SilvaAbisai LabraDenise RamosNereyda BarreraKatarina Carrizales
8th Grade ScienceMarco BotelloJose SerratoAlfredo SotoEmily CastilloLarah GonzalezKayla Morales


1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceJudges' Choice,
Most Energetic
Judges' Choice,
Most Adaptive
Judges' Choice,
Most Charismatic
Team 5Team 4Team 2Team 6Team 1Team 8
Angela HurtadoDiego BenitezIsmael AguilarAbraham CruzAbisai LabraAlejandro Torres
Denise RamosEmiliano RodriguezMario ElizondoArthur CaboAlex RodriguezCrystal Cardona
Marco BotelloFrando EscamillaRoel HernandezCurtis PenaDiego AdamsLarah Gonzalez
Nicholas SilvaKayla MoralesTimothy LabraEmily CastilloElizabeth VillarealMarissa Peacock
Stephanie CastroMelanie SilvaVictoria CastilloMario ValdezShara Cuervo

By Lindsey Carmichael, February 22, 2016.
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