(Austin, TX) – The 2020 Capital Area (Austin) Divisional STEM Competition was hosted at The University of Texas at Austin, Engineering Education & Research Center on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The free event brought together more than 209 student competitors from across the region.
Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 1st, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year’s challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.
The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing Texas students to join a strong and diverse STEM workforce. TAME programs encourage students to build skills and explore STEM concepts through hands-on activities, TAME Clubs, and statewide and divisional STEM Competitions.
The top six finishers in 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. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.
Thanks to the support of TAME’s 2020 Statewide STEM Competition sponsor ConocoPhillips, STEM Competitions across Texas are offered free of charge for all participants. We are especially grateful to TAME’s 2020 Capital Area STEM Competition sponsor, Whataburger. See more information in Whataburger Sponsors Texas STEM Competitions. TAME thanks our partners and our many dedicated volunteers for celebrating achievement in STEM and making learning fun and exciting for Texas students.
Congratulations to all our hardworking competitors!
(NO SPOILERS, PLEASE!)
Remember, please DO NOT SHARE any details or pictures of the top secret Engineering Design Challenge until March 1st, 2020 so all students across the state can enjoy the same experience at later events. If you’re sharing photos of the event, please tag TAME using #LonestarSTEM.
Please consider sharing photos with the TAME State Office. We will feature 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 or upload them to Google Drive here.
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MATH TEST RESULTS
|Math||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|6th grade||Gavin Wu||Isabella Yi||Rithul Bhat||Roshan Vinnakota||Andrew Suh||Nawat Pawawongsak|
|7th grade||Grace Sng,|
|Ethan Thomas, Prisha Goyal||Shristhti Mahajan||Jennifer Yun|
|8th grade||Ferran Wang, Shreev Goyal||Aditya Madhan,|
|9th grade||Krishna Grandhe||Jeffrey Chang||Marzuq Mazid||Kian Childs||Alejandro Leon Arguelles||John Wickham|
|10th grade||Ye-un Go||Jennifer Kim||Tsai-Chen Lo||Dana Kim||Sairamana Sivakumar||Changxu Liu|
|11th grade||Archita Amudhan||Susanna Kim||Eungyo Moon||Joshua Hidalgo||Tamara Hinderman||Catherine Nguyen|
|12th grade||Claudia Katrina Fierro||Justin Ebem||Janssen Fang||Nhi Tran||Logan Tramp||Hafsah Khwaja|
SCIENCE TEST RESULTS
|Science||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|6th grade||Isabella Yi||Rithul Bhat||Gavin Wu||Roshan Vinnakota||Andrew Suh||Christopher Dang|
|7th grade||Grace Huh,|
|8th grade||Ferran Wang, Shreev Goyal||Bowen Liu,|
|Bowen Liu||Anay Gujrathi,|
|9th grade||Krishna Grandhe||Kian Childs||Jeffrey Chang||John Wickham||Marzuq Mazid|
|10th grade||Changxu Liu||Sairamana Sivakumar||Ye-un Go||Jazhiel Segura-Monroy||Panhapich Chea||Dana Kim|
|11th grade||Charles Amazon||Joshua Hidalgo||Susanna Kim||Roberto F. Salinas||Archita Amudhan||Eungyo Moon|
|12th grade||Janssen Fang||Claudia Katrina Fierro||Hafsah Khwaja||Logan Tramp||Devon Jorgenson||Victor Tran|
ACE AWARD WINNERS
|6th grade||Isabella Yi|
|7th grade||Allison Yao|
|8th grade||Shreev Goyal|
|9th grade||Krishna Grandhe|
|10th grade||Ye-un Go|
|11th grade||Archita Amudhan|
|12th grade||Janssen Fang|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place||Judges Choice||Judges Choice||Judges Choice|
|Team 29||Team 18||Team 13||Team 7||Team 21||Team 10|
|Allison Thompson||Claudia Katrina Fierro||Chandrika Ghosh||Anna Lemons||Akriti Mandal||Archita Amudhan|
|Anay Gujrathi||Marium Halai||Devon Jorgenson||Atara Ho||Jerusha Pandi||Catherine Nguyen|
|Jordan Chihuahua||McAnthony Everest||Emaan Chhatriwala||Hiruni Dissanayake||John Wickham||Jeffrey Chang|
|Joshua Hidalgo||Prisha Goyal||Romana Rashid||Rithul Bhat||Leo Zheng||Kevin Truong|
|Judy Chen||Ye-un Go||Tristan Phillips||Susanna Kim||Shrishti Mahajan||Marzuq Mazid|