On March 4 at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg Campus, 76 middle and high school students from ten TAME Clubs in the Rio Grande Valley area came together for the 2023 TAME Engineering Competition!
The day was a flurry of creative exploration and collaboration as teams worked to develop a prototype for water transport, as well as the documentation and design proposal. The TAME Competition theme of water transport aligns with what many TAME Clubs have been learning about all year: the essential role of engineers in helping the world access clean water.
The TAME Competition had thirteen mixed-age teams. The top six scoring teams were recognized at the event. Special Judges’ Choice Awards honored students who exemplified TAME’s 5Cs of engineering (Curious, Creative, Collaborative, Committed, Contributive). TAME also gave out Senior Awards to the graduating seniors that have been most committed to learning through TAME’s programs.
A huge and heartfelt thanks to the Valley TAME Chapter Leaders: Marcos Villarreal, Nelinda Villarreal, and Norma Trevino.
TAME would like to thank the 2023 TAME Engineering Competition season partners, General Motors, Halliburton Foundation, NI, The Boeing Company, ConocoPhillips, and Silicon Labs! We’re grateful for their generous funding support for this year’s engineering challenge that started with the Diving Deep into Water TAME Clubs curriculum and is coming alive throughout this TAME Competition season!
Congratulations to all our hardworking competitors!
The following TAME Clubs participated in the event:
- Beethoven Gladiators
- B L Garza TAME
- Brewster Robotics
- BRYSS Academy TAME Club
- Harwell Lions
- Jubilee Titans
- Memorial Robotics Team – Atomic Engineers
- Mozart Knights
- Panther Engineering Club
- Rembrandt Spartans
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE RESULTS
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||4th Place||5th Place||6th Place|
|Team 12||Team 4||Team 13||Team 7||Team 3||Team 2|
|Environmental Egg Heads||Los Titans||SVT||Liver Pool||Water Spouts|
|Edward Lopez||Alyssa Flores||Fernando Gutierrez||Aiden Gomez||Aldo Alvarado||Aaron Ibanez|
|James Curry||Angel Guerra||Joseph Neri||Aranxa Garza||Avery Gutierrez||Achilles Hernandez|
|Noah Vasquez||Eduardo Vargas||Rodolfo Miramontes||Erick Ruiz||Dania Nunez||Alex Hernandez|
|Sophia Barajas||Gustavo Hernandez||Rodrigo Martinez||Gabriel Hernandez||Diego Cazares||Angel Garza|
|Sophia Hau||Troy Hilton||Ismary Perez||Natalia Luevanos||Bernardo Gutierrez|
|Ramon Garza||Shenneika Robles||Joaquin Treviño Flores|
JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARDS
|Judges’ Choice||Judges’ Choice||Judges’ Choice|
|Team 1||Team 6||Team 10|
|GRG||Gold Fish||Red Bulls|
|Aaron De La Garza||Daniella Gonzalez||Emiliano Aguilar|
|Britany Fuentes||Erick Vizuet||Felipe Hernandez|
|Damian Ruiz||Gerardo Robles||Jose Vallejan|
|Lauren Flores||Giselle Gonzalez||Max Moralez|
|Robel Hilton||Hilda Sierra||Raquel Garza|
|Seraph Foster||Selah de Leon||Yasmin Resendez|
- Felipe Hernandez
- Nestor Salas