(Longview, TX) – The 2020 East Texas Divisional STEM Competition was hosted by Komatsu Mining Corporation on Friday, February 14, 2020. More than 153 student competitors from across the region registered to attend the free event.
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. TAME thanks our partners and our many dedicated volunteers for celebrating achievement in STEM and making learning fun and exciting for Texas students.
More information on TAME’s STEM Competitions can be found here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the leadership for the East Texas Chapter.
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|
|6th grade||Zoey Bowers||Emily Willadson||Julian Ibarra||Matthew Sprague||Micah Porterfield||Luke Rogers|
|7th grade||Evelin Montano||Katelyn Prater||Haiden Hailey||Joseph Henry||Sydnee Pack||Cristal Cupido|
|8th grade||Chloe Tesser||Harper Jones||Megan Wolfe||Riley Olsea||Layton Keith||Kylen Finch|
|9th grade||Grant Beakley||Noah Sims||Joshua Adekoya||Drayson Stone||Andrew Meek||Tacorian Greer|
|10th grade||Bryce Willadson||Joseph Cordova||Jeremiah Blinks||Ryleigh Wallace||Gavin Boyd||Ethan Tovar|
|11th grade||Zack Russell||Ira Roberts||Imilce Sanchez||Kameron Benefield|
|12th grade||Sterling Beakley||Callista Harrold||Jessica Hosmer||Mercedes Estrada||Bradley Hukill||Itzel Lara|
SCIENCE TEST RESULTS
|Science||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|6th grade||Luke Rogers||Emily Willadson||Alexis Klein||Zoey Bowers||Matthew Sprague||Colby Glass|
|7th grade||Haiden Hailey||Katelyn Prater||Joseph Henry||Trey Wetzel||Evelin Montano||Gabriel Bryan|
|8th grade||Megan Wolfe||Harper Jones||Ethan King||Layton Keith||Chloe Tesser||Anthony Castro|
|9th grade||Noah Sims||Estevan Ibarra||Andrew Meek||Syed Haris Hussain||Grant Beakley||Jonathan Cordova|
|10th grade||Bryce Willadson||Gavin Boyd||Ryleigh Wallace||Joseph Cordova||Ethan Tovar||Patrick Bueno|
|11th grade||Ira Roberts||Zack Russell||Kameron Benefield||Imilce Sanchez|
|12th grade||Sterling Beakley||James Fouse||Brandon Spurlin||Bradley Hukill||Calista Harrold||Jessica Hosmer|
ACE AWARD WINNERS
|6th grade||Emily Willadson|
|7th grade||Haiden Hailey|
|8th grade||Chloe Tesser|
|9th grade||Noah Sims|
|10th grade||Bryce Willadson|
|11th grade||Ira Roberts|
|12th grade||Sterling Beakley|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place||Judges Choice||Judges Choice||Judges Choice|
|Chloe Tesser||Emily Sowell||Bradley Hukill||Gabriel Bryan||Jaci Repress||Ashton Goudet|
|James Fouse||Evelin Montano||Ethan King||Haiden Hailey||Jason Ellsaesser||Brandon Spurlin|
|Jenna Trull||Jessica Hosmer||Kalyn Ellison||Jessill Aguero||Joseph Cordova||Jackson Tomberlain|
|Joshua Adekoya||Keith Smith||Matthew Sprague||Layton Keith||Joseph Henry||Karsyn Johnson|
|Khalil Johnson||Sterling Galvan||Megan Wolfe||Ryleigh Wallace||Tamara Holland||Kylan Liedtke|
|Lilyona Wilson||Sydnee Pack||Zoey Bowers||Rachel Malloy|