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IBM Awards Impact Grant to TAME

Since the 1970s, TAME Partner IBM has been helping launch students into STEM careers with programs like TAME's Trailblazer mobile science museums.

The presentation of a strategic planning report at TAME's Board meeting today was the last piece of an IBM Impact Grant to TAME. The grant, valued at more than $55,000, was offered at a critical time in TAME's growth and it will help direct TAME programs over the next 3 – 5 years.

IBM has been an integral part of TAME since the late 70s when Pete Suarez from IBM led the organization as the Board Chair. It was under his guidance that TAME launched the first Trailblazer (Expo-Tex) and received state funds that fueled the organization's first growth spurt! Since then, for almost 40 years, IBM has continued to be a valued, strategic partner supporting Texas students through TAME programs.

In recent years, IBM has sponsored the development of the TAME Comic Books and with translating them to Spanish; TAME teachers have regularly used IBM's Teachers Try Science in putting together Family STEM Night activities and the TAME Board had IBM support with the strategic planning process.

TAME students, staff, volunteers and the Board thank Deb Dorman (WW Cloud ISV Leader, Ecosystem Development, IBM) for her work on the TAME Board and Beth Tracy (Manager, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs) for her long-term support for TAME. We look forward to the next 5 years as we strengthen TAME programs, engage more students and implement a strategic plan developed with IBM's help.

See more on TAME's history, and photos of the evolution of our Trailblazer museum. Discover TAME's programs and how they impact students from pre-K through college. Take closer look at how TAME Partners come together to build a workforce that looks like Texas. Find out how you can help launch the next generation of STEM professionals.

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