The 2021 El Paso/GC TAME (Houston)/San Angelo Consolidated Divisional STEM Competition was hosted virtually over Whova and Zoom on Saturday, March 6 2021. More than 90 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. 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.
TAME is especially grateful to our Event Coordinators, Gulf Coast Chapter Coordinators Astra Zeno and Dr. Jarrod Henderson, San Angelo Chapter Coordinators Dr. Andrea Robledo and Janice Trees, our dedicated TAME Club Sponsors, and the many volunteers from Andrus & Associates LLC, Angelo State University, Atlanta ISD, BP, ConocoPhillips, Dannenbaum Engineering, ExxonMobil, Harris County Engineering, KIT Professionals, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Port City Links, RRISD, the United States Air Force, the United States Coast Guard, The University of Texas at Austin, and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Thank you 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:
|Club Name||TAME Chapter|
|Academy of Accelerated Learning Bellfort||GC TAME|
|Academy of Accelerated Learning Chimney Rock||GC TAME|
|Alief Early College High School||GC TAME|
|Anthony High School||El Paso|
|Anthony Middle School||El Paso|
|Burbank Middle School / NHECHS||GC TAME|
|Challenge Early College High School||GC TAME|
|Concho Valley TAME||San Angelo|
|Cornerstone Christian School||San Angelo|
|Energized for Excellence Academy Inc. Middle School||GC TAME|
|Energized for STEM Academy High School Central Campus||GC TAME|
|Humility Before Honor||GC TAME|
|North Houston Early College High School||GC TAME|
|San Angelo Christian Academy||San Angelo|
|South Houston NSBE Jr.||GC TAME|
|Synergistic STEM Outreach Center||GC TAME|
|W. S. Holland Middle School||GC TAME|
|Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy||GC TAME|
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.
|Team 4||Team 9||Team 8||Team 5||Team 10||Team 19|
|Team 4||Team 9||Gray Panthers||Conquistador||Dynamix||Spontaneously Combusting Marshmallows|
|Andrew Brown||Alvina Shaik||Bryan Duran||Bryan Anunobi||Ashlin Pineda||Chi Cap|
|Daniel Romero||Cameron Combs||Daijah Ayala||Evan Cave||Darius Smith||Cruz Montoya|
|Ethan Moreno||Jacqueline Levario||Lesly Ortiz||Isrrael Rodriguez||Germaine Rafiki||Jade McClean|
|Kamil Syed||Joshua Mayben||Luis Loredo||Jerry Aguirre||Isis Rhone||Julian Alvarado|
|Mason Cave||Micah Menchan||Marleni Chavez||Miley Aceituno||Lochana Kalyanaraman||Madeline Stephens|
|Rubi Hernandez||Michael Trees||Thomas Card||Samiaht Busari||Micaiah Hamilton||Zoya Ahmed|
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 11||Team 3||Team 13|
|Dream Team||Mighty Oreos||Challengers|
|Angel Marroquin||Alejandra Ochoa||Dellina Kiflu|
|Belen Sierra||Aryan Shaik||Fania Murillo|
|Emily Tran||Cydney Fleeks||Maryann Enamorado|
|Kaleb Winn||Eugenia Nwogu||Thomas Rose|
|Natalia Anaya||Grisel Rivas||Zachary Stipanovic|
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