(Dallas, TX) – The 2020 Dallas STEM Competition was hosted by Tarrant County College, South Campus on Saturday, February 8, 2020. More than 150 student competitors from across the region registered to attend the free event.
Texas students from grades 7-12 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 Dallas STEM Competition Presenting Sponsor, PPG, for helping local students celebrate achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Joe Oeste, Senior Regional Sales Manager of PPG in Dallas / Ft. Worth, spoke to the students and participated in the awards ceremony.
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 email@example.com or upload them to Google Drive here.
MATH TEST RESULTS
|Math||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|7th grade||Grace Rodriguez||Muneera Othman||Jaden Matthew||Genevive Mgbojeme||Richard Le||Olivia Taylor|
|8th grade||Andrew Culbertson||David Saka||Caylee Hart||Abubakar Babatunde||Amir Rashid||Jason Yeh|
|9th grade||Maria Gamez||John Washington||Faida Botello||Nickolas Peña-Alvarado||Marissa Montoya||Blanca Quiroz|
|10th grade||Joshua Omotoso||Jonathan Linares||Melinda Ayala||Brianda Rocha Hernandez||Shruthi Dandamudi||Robert Vela|
|11th grade||Caleb Simmons||Gayda Mohamed||Edward Ibarra||Jaden Brooks||Alexia Rutledge||Alexis Nguyen|
|12th grade||Francisco Marquez||Priya Mandava||Carlos Medrano||Laura Thompson||Dennis Dao||Janelle Baker|
SCIENCE TEST RESULTS
|Science||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|7th grade||Jaden Matthew||Grace Rodriguez||Muneera Othman||Genevive Mgbojeme||Richard Le||Olivia Taylor|
|8th grade||Caylee Hart||Andrew Culbertson||Gift Ibrahim||Marcus De La Cruz||Jason Yeh||Tristan Loo|
|9th grade||Nickolas Peña-Alvarado||Faida Botello||Marissa Montoya||John Washington||Maria Gamez||Blanca Quiroz|
|10th grade||Joshua Omotoso||Leonardo Rodriguez||Jonathan Linares||Ashley Figueroa||Madison Cathcart||Brianda Rocha Hernandez|
|11th grade||Caleb Simmons||Edward Ibarra||Gayda Mohamed||Joali Hawkins||Brianna Beasley||Alexia Rutledge|
|12th grade||Jonathan Ramirez||Francisco Marquez||Janelle Baker||Dennis Dao||Elizabeth Ramirez||Carlos Medrano|
ACE AWARD WINNERS
|7th grade||Grace Rodriguez|
|8th grade||Andrew Culbertson|
|9th grade||Maria Gamez|
|10th grade||Joshua Omotoso|
|11th grade||Caleb Simmons|
|12th grade||Francisco Marquez|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place||Judges Choice||Judges Choice||Judges Choice|
|Team 5||Team 2||Team 12||Team 13||Team 3||Team 11|
|Alexis Nguyen||Andrew Culbertson||Abdulwaleey Salawu||Dennis Dao||Amir Rashid||Abubakar Babatunde|
|Blanca Quiroz||DrieYona Lowe||David Saka||Jason Yeh||Ashley Figueroa||Edward Ibarra|
|Francisco Marquez||Gayda Mohamed||Principle Igwe||John Washington||Brinlee Dorsey||Jonathan Ramirez|
|Gabriella Hernandez||Gift Ibrahim||Robert Vela||Jonathan Linares||Eliazbeth Millard||Jose Rendon|
|Genevive Mgbojeme||Laura Thompson||Tejas Perwala||Nyra Heads||Ivan Reyes||Robert Mbelwa|
|VanDanisha Blue||Maryamawit Demisse||Tristan Loo||Shruthi Dandamudi||Madison Cathcart|