2018 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results

(Edinburg, TX) – The 2018 TAME Valley STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 110 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge.This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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 2018 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 Google Drive here.


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Photo from the 2018 Valley Divisional STEM Competition.

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1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
6th GradeEliezer Cardenas Christopher A. Rodriguez Diego Delgado Mathew Morales Evelyn EscalonAshley Mejia
7th GradeFrancisco D. Espinoza Aaron Guerrero Jose CortezEmiliano Bocanegra Anthony MartinezJorge Roman
8th GradeJaqueline Ochoa Pedro Sebastián Becerril SalinasAdrian GarciaJayden Rodriguez Mario GomezJorge Cavazos
12th GradeLeonardo GarciaJuan CisnerosRodolfo GarciaErik Alvarado



1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
6th GradeRobert Bevier Evelyn EscalonRobert CastilloLucia Flores Abraham OrtizRylie Cano
7th GradeFrancisco D. Espinoza Emiliano Bocanegra Jorge RomanJoaquin G. Ozuna Aaron Guerrero Nathaly Perez
8th GradeMarkus PachecoLynsey Torres Adrian GarciaEmiliano RodriguezJaqueline Ochoa Pedro Sebastián Becerril Salinas
12th GradeErik AlvaradoLeonardo GarciaJuan CisnerosRodolfo Garcia



Combined Score
6th GradeEvelyn Escalon
7th GradeFrancisco D. Espinoza
8th GradeJaqueline Ochoa
12th GradeLeonardo Garcia




1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceJudges' Choice Judges' Choice Judges' Choice
Simple is BestMejammStarlight TAMER'sRobobPeggyThe Rocket Tower
Alejandro A. MoralesArianna Jimenez Adrian GarciaAutri OrmondAaron Guerrero Audrey Ochoa
Andrew Rigney Emiliano Bocanegra Ashley SotoJuan CisnerosAbraham OrtizDamariz Sanchez
Angel Ballosteros George NormanEmily CaceresMia SaldanaAshley Mejia Elizabeth Gomez
Melanie BalderasMariah GuelEstrella CavazosSeo CortezJanie SaenzJayna Nava
Ortilla GarciaMario Martinez Victoria Castillo Valeria CastilloMarkus PachecoMia Dominguez
Rylie Cano Matthew Morales Ryan J. Galvan Samantha Rodriguez

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