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

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"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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How does a sleeping bag connect a Texas student... to an exoskeleton?

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TAME Ambassador Taylor Johnson joined a TAME club in 7th grade. She’s now majoring in biomedical engineering. We’re proud of her – and we’re happy to see that even a hi-tech arm can use a little blue tape.

When TAME students like Taylor collaborate on an engineering design challenge, they’re not thinking about gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic differences. They’re thinking about how to make a robotic hand, 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… make a wind turbine spin?

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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 make a better wind turbine, 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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Texas Students Show Laser Focus at 2018 State STEM Competition

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(Anna, TX) – What could you do with a bakery box, a laser beam, six lenses and an hour? Students from across Texas were presented with this challenge on Saturday, April 28th, as part of the 33rd annual TAME State STEM Competition, sponsored by Raytheon, hosted at YMCA Collin County Adventure Camp in Anna, Texas. Students used the supplies to focus and diffuse a laser beam during the Engineering Design Challenge segment of the competition. 

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Announcing 2018 T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

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Winners Announced for 2018 T-Shirt Design Contest


(Austin, TX) The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of the 14th annual T-Shirt Design Contest for the 2018 TAME State STEM Competition, presented by Raytheon on April 28th in the DFW area. TAME students across Texas submitted a record number of entries for the theme "Ideas in Orbit," impressing judges with artistic creativity and design.

Congratulations to Ivye Blythe Arioja Dolino of Presidio High School and the Presidio Rocketry and Robotics TAME Club for becoming the first student from TAME's West Texas Chapter to win first place in this contest! The top scoring student receives a special invitation to the State STEM Competition. At State Ms. Dolino will awarded a $100 prize onstage. Her design will be unveiled on the day of the event, 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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You Can Make TAME Students Smile

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The State STEM Competition camp overnight is around the corner, and we're all Smiles! A BIG THANK YOU to Nicky and Jayme of Smiles of Austin for generously donating toothbrushes and toothpaste to keep participants' teeth happy. If you want to get in on the happiness, we're looking for a few more items to help make the STEM Competition a success. We'd welcome donations of 400 of any of the following: sleeping bags, blankets, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant), socks, and personal medical/first aid kits. If you can help with any of these items, please call the TAME office at (512) 471-6100 or programs@tame.org . As always, thank you for supporting Texas students — and for making us smile!    
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2018 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition Results



(Wichita Falls, TX) – The 2018 TAME Wichita Falls STEM Competition was hosted at the Wichita Falls Career Education Center on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 75 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition Results



(Houston, TX) – The 2018 TAME Gulf Coast STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Houston on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 125 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition Results



(San Antonio, TX) – The 2018 TAME San Antonio STEM Competition was hosted at St. Philip's College MLK Campus  on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 140 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition Results



(Lubbock, TX) – The 2018 TAME Lubbock STEM Competition was hosted by Texas Tech University on Monday, February 26, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 135 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition Results



(Fort Worth, TX) – The 2018 TAME Fort Worth STEM Competition was hosted at Richland High School on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Corpus Christi STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Corpus Christi STEM Competition Results



(Corpus Christi, TX) – The 2018 TAME Corpus Christi STEM Competition was hosted at Kaffie Middle School  on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition Results



(Amarillo, TX) – The 2018 TAME Amarillo STEM Competition was hosted at the Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 175 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge.This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top team from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition Results



(Beaumont, TX) – The 2018 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition was hosted at Lamar University on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. Top finishers from the math and science tests and the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results

2018 TAME Valley STEM Competition Results



(Edinburg, TX) – The 2018 TAME Valley STEM Competition was hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 110 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge.This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME West Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Odessa, TX) – The 2018 TAME West Texas STEM Competition was hosted by Odessa College on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 170 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition Results

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(Austin, TX) – The 2018 TAME Capital Area STEM Competition was hosted at The University of Texas at Austin's Engineering Education and Research Center on Saturday January 27, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 170 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition Results

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(San Angelo, TX) – The 2018 TAME San Angelo STEM Competition was hosted at Angelo State University, Recreation Facility of Plaza Verde Residence Hall on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together student competitors (grades 7-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. One team also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME East Texas STEM Competition Results

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(Longview, TX) – The 2018 TAME East Texas STEM Competition was hosted at the Abbot Aviation Center of LeTourneau University at the East Texas Regional Airport on Friday, January 26, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 70 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Two teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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2018 TAME Dallas STEM Competition Results

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(Dallas, TX) – The 2018 TAME Dallas STEM Competition was hosted at Tarrant County College South Campus on Saturday February 10, 2018. The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together more than 100 student competitors (grades 6-12) from across the region.

Students competed in individual math and science tests and as part of a team to solve an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Raytheon. The top six finishers in each test and the top three teams from the Engineering Design Challenge were recognized. Three teams also received a special Judges' Choice Award for creative problem solving. One student from each grade level was recognized as the Ace Award Winner for the highest combined math and science score.

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