(Lubbock, TX) – The 2020 Lubbock Divisional STEM Competition was hosted by Texas Tech University on Monday, January 27, 2020. The free event brought together more than 296 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. 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|
|6th grade||Ava Weidemann||Jack Pollard||Brylee Autrey||Brynlee Wright||Brayson Beck||Lucy Dyal|
|7th grade||Sarah Chen||Hunter Johnson||Tyrus Rogers||Brylee Watkins||Dominic Parrish||Sydney Pendergrass|
|8th grade||Logan Jack||Dalton Buzbee||Jaxon Rasco||Samuel Salinas||Connor Smith||Will Edwards|
|9th grade||Amaya Salter||Joanna Jackson||Chloe McKinney||OriAnna Perez|
|10th grade||Pace Ritz||Katelyn Devore||Phoenix Morrissey|
|11th grade||Whit Smithson||Connor Cook||Hannah Fisher||Caden Davis||Breken Ramos||Brayden Strickland|
|12th grade||Tiffany Davis||Maverick Bryan||Riley Stokes||Brett Homer|
SCIENCE TEST RESULTS
|Science||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|6th grade||Parker Bowen||Reed Multer||Jack Pollard||Alex Serralde||Addison Stewart||Joshua Thompson|
|7th grade||Solomon Dwuor||Sarah Chen||Tyrus Rogers||Riley Holloway||Giancarlo Rivera||Dallas Belasco|
|8th grade||Michael Hernandez||Carter Morris||Emma Rivera||Logan Fogo||Joelle Romo||Annika Vanginault|
|9th grade||Amaya Salter||Saylor Williams||Joanna Jackson||Chloe McKinney||OriAnna Perez|
|10th grade||Phoenix Morrissey||Katelyn Devore||Pace Ritz|
|11th grade||Whit Smithson||Jaden Hollinshead||Connor Cook||Cailee Cruz||Cooper Gray||Brayden Strickland|
|12th grade||Tiffany Davis||Maverick Bryan||Mari Wisner||Riley Stokes||Brett Homer|
ACE AWARD WINNERS
|6th grade||Jack Pollard|
|7th grade||Sarah Chen|
|8th grade||Michael Hernandez|
|9th grade||Amaya Salter|
|10th grade||Katelyn Devore|
|11th grade||Whit Smithson|
|12th grade||Tiffany Davis|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place||Judges Choice||Judges Choice||Judges Choice|
|Team 37||Team 30||Team 18||Team 9||Team 11||Team 13|
|Allie Williamson||Brianna Gibson||Chloe Morales||Anaiya Thomas||Annika Vanginault||Arianna Gonzalez|
|Ava Weidemann||Matthew Key||Marin Hallam||Dalton Buzbee||Bailey Dorman||Evan Sanchez|
|Izabel Mesquias||Pace Ritz||Mikey (Eric) Parsley||Jose “JJ” Vazquez||Darien Walker||Grayson Dailey|
|Nathan Gallegos||Riley Stokes||Miller Gordy||Matthew Montoya||Hudson Barkley||Hadassah Vasquez|
|Racquel Sanchez||Ryisha Boyd||Tiffany Davis||Reece Riddle||Joe Elijah Valdez||Kayden Bertrand|
|Zorah Akeredolu-Weaver||Tyrus Rogers||Yasmin Thamez||Rowan Halliday||Riley Holloway||Natalie Soto|