(Wichita Falls, TX) – The 2020 Wichita Falls Divisional STEM Competition was hosted at the Wichita Falls Career Education Center on Saturday, February 15, 2020. More than 158 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 2019 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 Wichita Falls Chapter.
Congratulations to all our hardworking competitors!
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MATH TEST RESULTS
|Math||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|6th grade||Kyle Waters||Keegan Yandell||Julianne Williams||Katleyn Miller||Jarjis Sheikh||Penelope Perez|
|7th grade||Aarya Vignav Tanjavur||Nicholas Mahler||Daniel Smith||Kolton Scharbrough||Tiffany Sparks||Robert Steele|
|8th grade||Chaitanya Reddy||Saianiruddh Chada||Mahdi Kabir||Trent Roth||Silas McKown||Kevin Moore|
|9th grade||Maverick McKnown||Niel Ok||Madelaine Combs||Gus Berend||Abby Schreiber||Shawn Turcotte|
|10th grade||Casey Carrion||Paige Preston||Chania Hooper||Julian Garcia||Steven Lee||Austin Standridge|
|11th grade||(data not available at the time of publication and will be updated as soon as possible)|
|12th grade||Ellora Ashish||Kennedy Baker||Abigail Kaspar||Konner Wood||Samuel Franklin||Riley Vickers|
SCIENCE TEST RESULTS
|Science||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place|
|6th grade||Julianne Williams||Kyle Waters||Jarjis Sheikh||Keegan Yandell||Katleyn Miller||Cassie Shaw|
|7th grade||Aarya Vignav Tanjavur||Robert Steele||Emily Kintner||Nicholas Mahler||Daniel Smith||Kyndall Charity|
|8th grade||Talan Parker||Mahdi Kabir||Saianiruddh Chada||Jeremy Ward||Chaitanya Reddy||Trent Roth|
|9th grade||Maverick McKnown||Niel Ok||Shawn Turcotte||Madelaine Combs||Abby Schreiber||Nolan Miser|
|10th grade||Steven Lee||Bao Nguyen||Harley Ferguson||Bhargari Chauhan||Chania Hooper||Alex Casey|
|11th grade||Jonathan Booker||Robert Horvath||James Savage||Rose Blagg||Marshall Wright||Emalea Gray|
|12th grade||Calvin Walmer||Konner Wood||Abigail Kaspar||Kennedy Baker||Peter Griffiths||Kaitlin Baker|
ACE AWARD WINNERS
|ACE Award||Combined Score|
|6th grade||Julianne Williams|
|7th grade||Aarya Vignav Tanjavur|
|8th grade||Saianiruddh Chada|
|9th grade||Maverick McKnown|
|10th grade||Steven Lee|
|11th grade||Robert Horvath|
|12th grade||Kennedy Baker|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place|
|Konner Wood||An Chiem||Hank Burch|
|Rose Blagg||Brison Waldo||Justin Heffley|
|Saianiruddh Chada||Kennedy Baker||Madelaine Combs|
|Silas McKown||Lily-Anne Newell||NyJada Baker|
|Mia Aleman||Samuel Franklin|