(Odessa, TX) – The 2020 West Texas Divisional STEM Competition was hosted by Odessa College on Friday, January 31, 2020. The free event brought together more than 127 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||Alexander Gomez||Kesara Olivas||Dylan Jones||Alonso Urias||Khloe Olivas||Lucian Inguanzo|
|7th grade||Jireh Jimiel Manalastas||Arath Galindo||Davyn Gomez||Gage Norris||Ella O’Tierney||Drake Brown|
|8th grade||Jordan Carrillo||Domingo Rios||Anton Benedict Morales||Athena Gomez||Valerie Armendariz||Axel Montoya|
|9th grade||Zairah Guillen||Fernando Corrales||Eliza Arenivas||Artemisa Montoya||Jonathan Mendoza||Ramon Rodriguez Jr.|
|10th grade||Alexia Sanchez||Mark Joshua Sto Domingo||Petra Escajeda||Darian Garcia||Arthuro Bullis||Maria Silva|
|11th grade||Alejandra Valles||Victoria Davis||Ty Savage||Kaelah Carbajal||Luis Leyva||Christian Hernandez|
|12th grade||Juandedios Mendoza||Hezekiah Murdock||Gabriel Kyle Manalastas||Gracielle Velasco||Soophia Akram||Valerie Rojo|
SCIENCE TEST RESULTS
|Science||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|6th grade||Lucian Inguanzo||Samuel Warren||Rylee Wiest||Dylan Jones||Ian McKenzie||Kesara Olivas|
|7th grade||Luis Sanchez||Ella O’Tierney||Jireh Jimiel Manalastas||Arath Galindo||Juan Dominguez||Toby Blankinship|
|8th grade||Domingo Rios||Ector Martinez||Athena Gomez||Valerie Armendariz||Aldo Nunez||Jordan Carrillo|
|9th grade||Artemisa Montoya||Fernando Corrales||Robert Loya||Paul Carrillo||Jonathan Mendoza||Chase Starnes|
|10th grade||William Garzon||Alexia Sanchez||Petra Escajeda||Caden Piper Weekly||Irlanda Sotelo||Carlos Sanchez|
|11th grade||Damian Dodson||Jamie Tyler||Luis Leyva||Ty Savage||Victoria Davis||Alex Nunez|
|12th grade||Juandedios Mendoza||Gabriel Kyle Manalastas||Sebastian Madrid||Hezekiah Murdock||Hugo Garcia||Chaeli Starnes|
ACE AWARD WINNERS
|6th grade||Alexander Gomez|
|7th grade||Jireh Jimiel Manalastas|
|8th grade||Domingo Rios|
|9th grade||Fernando Corrales|
|10th grade||Alexia Sanchez|
|11th grade||Victoria Davis|
|12th grade||Juandedios Mendoza|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place||Judges Choice||Judges Choice||Judges Choice|
|Team 5||Team 7||Team 13||Team 12||Team 15||Team 16|
|Anton Benedict Morales||Alonso Galindo||Gabriel Kyle Manalastas||Aldo Nunez||Drake Brown||Eliza Arenivas|
|Brianna Ruiz||Davinia Mireles||Jamie Tyler||Domingo Rios||Ector Martinez||Emilio Rios|
|Carlos Sanchez||Dylan Jones||Jireh Jimiel Manalastas||Fernando Corrales||Hezekiah Murdock||John Christian Napay|
|Maite Arroyo||Francis Dapanas||Karina Salmeron||Jaeli Nunez||Maria Silva||Nicholas Ramsey|
|William Garzon||Juan Dominguez||Khloe Olivas||Jonathan Mendoza||Mark Joshua Sto Domingo||Saul Bojorquez|
|Zairah Guillen||Luis Leyva||Lucas Williams||Soophia Akram||Miguel Baeza Gonzales II||Trinity Mendoza|