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Texas Students Go Fishing for STEM Success at 2019 State STEM Competition

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(Huntsville, TX) – How does a whiffle ball lead to a career in engineering? In Huntsville, Texas, aspiring engineers faced a design challenge created by engineers from ConocoPhillips. Based on real-life situations in which wellbores are blocked by material known as “fish,” the challenge was part of the 34th annual State STEM Competition, sponsored by ConocoPhillips and held at the Forest Glen Camp in Huntsville, Texas. Students used paper clips, clay, and other materials to explore methods for removing wellbore blockages.

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Announcing 2019 Hashtag Contest Winners

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(Austin, TX) The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of the 1st annual Hashtag Contest for the 2019 TAME State STEM Competition, presented by ConocoPhilips on April 27th in the Houston area. TAME students across Texas submitted hashtag concepts, impressing judges with creativity and hard work.

Congratulations to Laura Thompson of The Science and Engineering Magnet at Townview Center for winning first place in this contest! The top scoring student receives a special invitation to the State STEM Competition. At State Ms. Thompson will awarded a $100 prize onstage. Her hashtags will be featured at the State STEM Competition on the giveaways that will be distributed to hundreds of participants. 

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Announcing 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

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(Austin, TX) The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of the 15th annual T-Shirt Design Contest for the 2019 TAME State STEM Competition, presented by ConocoPhilips on April 27th in the Houston area. TAME students across Texas submitted entries for the theme "Powering Civilization," impressing judges with artistic creativity and design.

Congratulations to Han Nguyen of Kerr High School for winning first place in this contest! The top scoring student receives a special invitation to the State STEM Competition. At State Ms. Nguyen will awarded a $100 prize onstage. Her design will be unveiled at the competition, where it will be featured on the t-shirts, event programs and other materials that will be distributed to hundreds of participants. 

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2019 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition Results

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(Haltom City, TX) – The 2019 TAME Fort Worth Texas STEM Competition was hosted at Haltom High School on Saturday February 16, 2019. The free event brought together more than 110 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Wichita Falls Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Wichita Falls, TX) – The 2019 TAME Wichita Falls Texas STEM Competition was hosted at the Wichita Falls Career Education Center on Saturday February 9, 2019. The free event brought together more than 85 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants have been sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state have had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results

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(Edinburg, TX) – The 2019 TAME Valley STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Saturday February 23, 2019. The free event brought together more than 100 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition Results

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(San Angelo, TX) – The 2019 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition was hosted by Angelo State University on Saturday March 2, 2019. The free event brought together student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants have been sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state have had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME West Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Odessa, TX) – The 2019 TAME West Texas STEM Competition was hosted by Odessa College on Saturday February 2, 2019. The free event brought together more than 95 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition Results

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(Amarillo, TX) – The 2019 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition was hosted at Amarillo High School, on Saturday March 2, 2019. The free event brought together student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Corpus Christi STEM Competition Results

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(Corpus Christi, TX) – The 2019 TAME Corpus Christi STEM Competition was hosted by Kaffie Middle School on February 2, 2019. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Dallas STEM Competition Results

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(Dallas, TX) – The 2019 TAME Dallas Texas STEM Competition was hosted by Tarrant County College South Campus on Saturday February 9, 2019, the free event brought together more than 100 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition Results

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(Houston, TX) – The 2019 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Houston on Saturday February 2, 2019. The free event brought together more than 150 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition Results

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(Beaumont, TX) – The 2019 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition was hosted by Lamar University on February 9, 2019. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 75 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants were sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition Results

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(Lubbock, TX) – The winners of the 2019 TAME East Texas STEM Competition have been announced, but participating students are not divulging any details. Hosted at Texas Tech University on Monday January 28, 2019, the free event brought together more than 240 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants have been sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state have had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME East Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Longview, TX) – The winners of the 2019 TAME East Texas STEM Competition have been announced, but participating students are not divulging any details. Hosted by the Komatsu Mining Corporation, on Friday, January 18, 2019, the free event brought together more than 115 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants have been sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state have had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition Results

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(San Antonio, TX) – The winners of the 2019 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition have been announced, but participating students are not divulging any details. Hosted at St. Philip's College, MLK Campus, on Saturday January 19, 2019, the free event brought together more than 200 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants have been sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state have had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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2019 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition Results

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(Austin, TX) – The winners of the 2019 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition have been announced, but participating students are not divulging any details. Hosted at The University of Texas at Austin's Engineering Education and Research Center on Saturday January 19, 2019, the free event brought together more than 160 student competitors from across the region. 

Texas students from grades 6-12 competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. Participants have been sworn to secrecy about the Challenge – at least until March 3rd, when students across the state have had their chance to try their skills solving the same problem. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.

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T-Shirt & Hashtag Design Contests Open

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Are you a #CalculusCowgirl? An #AspiringAstronaut? Do you love STEAM projects that challenge you artistically? Registered students from TAME Clubs across Texas are invited to submit their creative ideas in two different design contests for the 2019 STEM Competition season:

 

15th Annual T-Shirt Design Contest (theme: "Powering Civilization")

1st Annual Hashtag Contest (no theme, open to all ideas)


The winning hashtags and artwork will be featured on the giveaways, t-shirts, event programs and other materials given to hundreds of participants at the State STEM Competition.

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How does a sleeping bag... help Texas students see the future?

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"If you’re a STEM person, everything you love is here. You get to take tests and meet people who have the same interests as you. You get to see what you’re going to be like. When we meet engineers, it gives us ideas of what we want to do and which way we’re going to go." - Isabella S., TAME State STEM participant from Amarillo, Texas

When we ask TAME students about their favorite part of the STEM Competition, we get a lot of great answers. Kids love the challenge and the camaraderie; teachers love the sense of pride that their school and community feel when they send kids to participate. But our favorite response yet was just three words. We asked one student about her favorite part of the Competition, and she said: "Seeing my future."

When TAME students collaborate on an engineering design challenge, they’re not thinking about gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic differences. They’re thinking about how to focus a laser beam, how to maximize wing span, or whether a spitball can qualify as an air-powered vehicle. They’re thinking like engineers.

Our mission is to keep Texas students focused on the big picture. Every year, the State STEM Competition brings students from across Texas together to celebrate academic achievement. The Engineering Design Challenges and math and science tests build confidence, teach teamwork, and connect students to a supportive peer group.

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How does a sleeping bag... lead to innovative industries?

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Help Texas students sleep well and dream big—donate at tame.org/paypal.

"We need all the engineers we can get." Gregg Rice, 3M

Workforce diversity is a worthwhile investment. According to recent research, mixed gender teams achieve 40% more patents than all-male teams, while gender diversity at the management level results in a $42 million increase in the value of S&P 500 firms. And that’s just gender! How do we connect our many bright students to opportunities in STEM industries? It turns out that a sleeping bag – and other measures to include students from diverse backgrounds – is part of the answer.

When TAME students collaborate on an engineering design challenge, they’re not thinking about gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic differences. They’re thinking about how to wrap a fuselage, how to maximize wing span, or whether a spitball can qualify as an air-powered vehicle. They’re thinking like engineers.

Our mission is to keep Texas students focused on the big picture. Every year, the State STEM Competition brings students from across Texas together to celebrate academic achievement. The Engineering Design Challenges and math and science tests build confidence, teach teamwork, and connect students to a supportive peer group.

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