The 2021 Corpus Christi/San Antonio Consolidated Divisional STEM Competition was hosted virtually over Whova and Zoom on Friday, January 22, 2021. More than 130 student competitors from across the region attended the free event.
Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in teams to solve an all-virtual Engineering Design Challenge. Participants have been sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until February 28th when students across the state will have 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 teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received a special Judges’ Choice Award for teamwork and creative problem solving. All students on the top two teams will be invited to participate in the Virtual State STEM Competition on April 24, 2021. Invitations will be sent out in March to students who qualify to participate.
Thanks to the support of TAME’s 2021 Statewide STEM Competition sponsor ConocoPhillips, STEM Competitions across Texas are offered free of charge for all participants. TAME thanks our 2021 Awards Sponsor Halliburton, and our San Antonio Sponsor Rackspace.
We are especially grateful to our Event Coordinators, Dr. Cynthia Hopkins of the Corpus Christi Chapter and Ms. Jeanine Martin of the San Antonio Chapter, our dedicated TAME Club Sponsors, and the many volunteers for celebrating achievement in STEM and making learning fun and exciting for Texas students.
More information on TAME’s annual STEM Competitions can be found here. See more about TAME’s plan for the 2020-21 school year. Want to get involved in planning local and statewide TAME events? Learn more here.
Congratulations to all our hardworking competitors!
The following TAME Clubs participated in the event:
|Bernarda Jaime Junior High||Corpus Christi|
|Cunningham Middle School at South Park||Corpus Christi|
|Kaffie Middle School||Corpus Christi|
|Miller Metro Prep School of Design||Corpus Christi|
|Moody High School||Corpus Christi|
|Tom Browne Middle School||Corpus Christi|
|Veterans Memorial High School||Corpus Christi|
|West Oso Junior High||Corpus Christi|
|Boerne-Champion High School||San Antonio|
|Dwight Middle School STEM Academy||San Antonio|
|Growing with STEMs||San Antonio|
|McAuliffe Middle School||San Antonio|
|McNair Middle School||San Antonio|
|San Antonio NSBE Jr.||San Antonio|
|School of Science and Technology – Alamo||San Antonio|
|School of Science and Technology – San Antonio||San Antonio|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
The six top scoring teams were recognized with awards. All students on the top two teams will be invited to participate in the Virtual State STEM Competition on April 24, 2021.
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||4th Place||5th Place||6th Place|
|Team 9||Team 6||Team 8||Team 12||Team Number: 3||Team Number: 10|
|No Name||Oil (Outstanding Incredible Leaders)||Team name:
Just Team 3
|Breanna Hutchison||Adriel Cisneros||Austin Martinez||Jaslyn Webb||Branimir Gore||Aavni Kuppusamy|
|Cahal Crooker||Albert Perez||Emma Keckler||Liana Forster||Gilbert Rodriguez||Caleb Gonzalez|
|Emily Roecker||Benjamin Smothers||Isabella Garza||Lucas Enriquez||Katelyn Stark||Gavin Amouk|
|Gunner Harpole||Catherine Osteguin||John Reyes||Marcel Molina||Mariella Infante||Hayden Bull|
|Liam Crooker||Londyn Hall||Julissa Tedeschi||Maximus Planchon||Mihir Ghawgh||Isaac Nkwocha|
|Logan Riley Muniz||Quentin Batts||Keith Baker||Rachel Wright||Nouh Ramirez||Joaquin Arispe|
|Loretta Salazar||Seth Allen||Krishna Gurung||Sydney Primm||Owen Fluharty||Peyton Brehmer|
|Raphael Webb||Steven Wilson||Sammy Draper||Yaritza Banuelos||Phillip Baggeman||Troy Scott|
|Xianna Ontiveros||Rogelio Medina|
JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARDS
Because STEM fields rely on creative problem solving, three Judges’ Choice Awards were presented to teams who communicated well to create a strong strategy, and who prioritized creativity and teamwork.
|Judges’ Choice||Judges’ Choice||Judges Choice|
|Team 4||Team 5||Team 15|
|Elon Musketeers||Leaders of Tomorrow||DPDr1LL3Rs|
|Alexander Gore||Aiden Berglund||Anaya Evans|
|Federico Romero||Brady Dion||Dianey Dominguez|
|Hannah Lin||Burnie Battles||Ibrahim Al-Akash|
|Kristal Cayabyab||Deandra Gonzalez||Irene Nobert|
|Nathan Maldonado||Julio Gomez-Rodriguez||Jesus Medina|
|Snigdha Totempudi||Leslie Davis||Layne Smallwood|
|Victoria Vela||Sammy Perez||Seth Griffin|
|Symantha Noel||Sophia Sanchez|
|Temoc Zamora||Xander Garza|
Thanks to our Sponsors!
Statewide Awards Sponsor
Corporate & Foundation Sponsors
ExxonMobil, Google, Howmet Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Permian Basin Area Foundation, PPG, Rackspace, Silicon Labs, and Xcel Energy
Higher Education Partners
Angelo State University, Odessa College, Texas Tech University, University of Houston, The University of Texas at Austin, and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley