(Edinburg, TX) – The 2017 TAME Valley STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
on Saturday February 18, 2017. The event, held free of cost to participants, brought together over 60 student competitors (grades 6-8) 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
. The top three students from 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.
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 can be found here
. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the leadership for the Valley Chapter
Congratulations to all our competitors!
If you took photos at the event, please consider sharing pictures of the 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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MATH & SCIENCE TEST RESULTS
|Test||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|6th Grade||Francisco Espinoza||Aaron Guerrero||Jose Cortez|
|7th Grade||Jaqueline Ochoa||Mario Gomez||Emiliano Rodriguez|
|8th Grade||Casey Ibarra||Melanie Silva||Meaghan Moya|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||Judges' Choice for Best Teamwork||Judges' Choice for Most Innovative|
|Team 11||Team 3||Team 5||Team 10||Team 8|
|Emiliano Bocanegra||Aaron Guerrero||Isaac Escalon||Axel Garcia||Diego Armendaiz|
|Jorge Roman||Chase Jackson||Joaquin Ozuna||Erick Pena||Erik Cano|
|Lynsey Torres||Cristina Knight||Nestor Salas||Abigal Carrizales||Gabiel A. Garcia|
|Martin Martinez Zapata||Emily Gomez||Raul Gonzalez||Kiara Gomez||Lizbeth Raya|
|Ruby Salinas||Jaqueline Ochoa||Victoria Castillo||Nereyda Barrera||Luis Martinez|
|Magaly Pinon||Vivianne Medina||Manuel Martinez|