Tocker Foundation Delivers Big-Time STEM Excitement to Small and Rural Libraries


The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is pleased to announce that the Tocker Foundation has generously awarded $50,000 to drive summer learning for Texas students in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The funding will make it possible for TAME's Trailblazer science-on-wheels program to travel to small and rural libraries across Texas this summer. 


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Students exploring the Trailblazer learn about high school academic endorsements, STEM careers and pay scales. They are also connected to next-step opportunities like after-school STEM clubs, STEM summer camps, and divisional and statewide STEM competitions.

"This was one of the most well attended activities in our town!" said Jennifer Woodwell of the Gunter Library and Museum  in North Texas, which serves a community of 2,121. The Gunter Library and Museum participated in the Science Rocks! Summer Library Program in summer of 2016, and was selected to receive a visit this year that will help launch the library's Summer Reading Kick Off.

"People have asked if you will be back!" said Woodwell. "We loved it! We have weekly STEM programs in the library that were inspired by the response of our patrons after TAME. Our volunteers love to help with our programs and want TAME back! Thank you for such a great program." 

TAME is grateful to the Tocker Foundation for making a difference in the lives of students, their families, and whole communities, helping TAME to build a workforce that looks like Texas.

Join the Tocker Foundation in making a difference. Visit our Get Involved page to see how you can help make sure TAME programs stay free for all Texas students.



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