2017 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results

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(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.

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Test1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
6th GradeFrancisco EspinozaAaron GuerreroJose Cortez
7th GradeJaqueline OchoaMario GomezEmiliano Rodriguez
8th GradeCasey IbarraMelanie SilvaMeaghan Moya




1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceJudges' Choice for Best TeamworkJudges' Choice for Most Innovative
Team 11Team 3Team 5Team 10Team 8
Emiliano BocanegraAaron GuerreroIsaac EscalonAxel GarciaDiego Armendaiz
Jorge RomanChase JacksonJoaquin OzunaErick PenaErik Cano
Lynsey TorresCristina KnightNestor SalasAbigal CarrizalesGabiel A. Garcia
Martin Martinez ZapataEmily GomezRaul GonzalezKiara GomezLizbeth Raya
Ruby SalinasJaqueline OchoaVictoria CastilloNereyda BarreraLuis Martinez
Magaly PinonVivianne MedinaManuel Martinez

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