(Beaumont, TX) – The 2020 Golden Triangle STEM Competition was hosted by Lamar University on Saturday, February 8, 2020. More than 170 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. We are especially grateful to TAME’s 2020 Golden Triangle STEM Competition Sponsors: ExxonMobil, Breakfast & Program Sponsor Motiva Enterprises, and Lunch Sponsor Motiva Port Arthur Chemicals. 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.
MATH TEST RESULTS
|Math||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|6th grade||Deven Villarreyna||Marco Valencia||Elton Hajdari||Tionna Rogers||Myles Aslin||Adrian Lara|
|7th grade||Afifa Islam||Aliza Aslin||Alisia Rosas||Karla Velazquez||Valeria Maldonado||Qwan Wyatt|
|8th grade||Elliot Gravis||Narayan Rampersad||Michael Rodriguez||Lendrit Makolli||Makiel Morrison||Orion Burroughs|
|9th grade||Gavin Syas||Nancy Mendoza||Martin Mendoza||Sarah Tabrez||Saad Mohammed||Axel Buan|
|10th grade||Isaac Espinoza||Antony Nguyen||Maricarmen Velazquez||Anthonnaya Prevost||Kaemon Hall||Prentice Altaf|
|11th grade||Mona Almufti||Daniel Cibrian||Anthony Gavan||Eric Barragan||Natalia Ndebi||Syed Amir|
|12th grade||Afrosa Islam||Zaid Mohammed||Anneth Garcia||Alton Avery||Alexander Ordway||Citlali Sanchez|
SCIENCE TEST RESULTS
|Science||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|6th grade||Marco Valencia||Adrian Lara||Deven Villarreyna||Elton Hajdari||Cameron Washington||Torien Levi|
|7th grade||Afifa Islam||Aliza Aslin||Jonathan Stewart||Genesis Elmore||Karla Velazquez||Valeria Maldonado|
|8th grade||Elliot Gravis||Michael Rodriguez||Brendon Jordan||Orion Burroughs||Narayan Rampersad||Miracle Queen|
|9th grade||Axel Buan||Saad Mohammed||Sarah Tabrez||Sebastian Ramirez||Brenda Torres||Gavin Syas|
|10th grade||Vicky Longoria||Radthi Kavya||Prentice Altaf||Isaac Espinoza||Landon Ardon||Antony Nguyen|
|11th grade||Mona Almufti||Natalia Ndebi||Eric Barragan||Tammy Gallardo||Andrea Espar||Syed Amir|
|12th grade||Afrosa Islam||Zaid Mohammed||Gabriel Lovett||Alexander Ordway||Alen Alcala||Alton Avery|
ACE AWARD WINNERS
|6th grade||Deven Villarreyna|
|7th grade||Afifa Islam|
|8th grade||Elliot Gravis|
|9th grade||Axel Buan|
|10th grade||Isaac Espinoza|
|11th grade||Mona Almufti|
|12th grade||Afrosa Islam|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place||Judges Choice||Judges Choice||Judges Choice|
|Brenda Torres||Alan Alcala||Anthony Galvan||Afifa Islam||Andrea Esparza||Abril Rodriguez|
|Gabriel Lovett||Cameron Washington||Axel Buan||Aliza Aslin||Daphnie Wiltz||Kauya Rathi|
|Nancy Mendoza||Enrique Resendez||Daniel Cibrian||Elton Hajdari||Darian Hardin||Makiel Morrison|
|Orion Burroughs||Gabriela Valiente||Maricarmen Velazquez||Isaac Espinoza||Idalia De La Rosa||Marimar Guillen|
|Prentice Altaf||Natalia Ndebi||Paris Alexis||Tammy Gallardo||Landon Ardoin||Syed Amir|
|Shawn Shields||Sarah Tabrez||Tionna Rogers||Zaid Mohammed||Narayan Rampersad||Torien Levi|