The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce that the Permian Basin Area Foundation
has generously awarded $12,500 to empower students in the Permian Basin to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The grant will support the TAME Trailblazers
, bringing an innovative, mobile STEM engagement program to students at five locations in the Permian Basin area of West Texas. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of students, and for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.
TAME is proud to partner with the WEX Foundation
, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
, San Antonio Pre-freshman Engineering Program (SA PREP)
, the Challenger Learning Center/Scobee Education Center
, Steuck & Associates
, and with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
to develop Space-STEM education projects.
The $1.24M grant awarded to the team by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
will be used to develop a "Lunar Caves Analog Test Sites (LCATS)" program for science investigations, space exploration mission operations, technology development, and habitability system architectures for Space STEM learning performance.
This is one of nine informal education programs in seven states selected by NASA to help inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers. TAME students will participate in the LCATS program, and a new comic book in the TAME Science Squad™
series will be published as part of the project. For more information, see NASA's press release
We are excited to announce the winners of our 2016 TAME Scholarships.
The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) welcomes the Sundt Foundation
as a community sponsor of the 31st annual State STEM Competition
. Over 280 students from around Texas competed in the event on April 30, 2016, which celebrates achievement in math, science, and engineering. Students and chaperones pay no fee to participate thanks to sponsorships like this. We are grateful to the Sundt Foundation for making this possible!
Read more about the Sundt Foundation's partnership with TAME on their blog
Join the Sundt 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.
The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering thanks Time Warner Cable
and Connect a Million Minds
for making it possible for our Trailblazer mobile science museum to visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV
and the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas Annual Gathering
. We appreciate your volunteers helping the students get excited with the hands-on STEM exhibits. "Thank you to Time Warner Cable for making this an exciting afternoon for our members!" wrote the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RVG.
Congratulations to former TAME student Sai Sameer Pusapaty! For the second time, he won 2nd place in the world in Environmental Engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-collegiate science competition, so Sameer's project was one among 1,330 others from over 70 other countries and territories. The photo above shows him with Austin Mayor Adler, Principal Crescenzi of Liberal Arts Science Academy, and TAME teacher Alison Earnhart. (Photo credit to Earnhart and LASA
TAME Scholarship applications due Monday, June 6th
All TAME club members heading off to college in a STEM field can win scholarships set aside just for them. Applications are due in two weeks, so urge your students to apply.
Students submit one application to be considered for all applicable scholarships. The TAME Scholarship selection committee will review all applications and make final recommendations on the following awards:
- ConocoPhillips ($2,000/award)
- Pratt & Whitney ($2,000/award, Wichita Falls students only)
- The University of Texas at Austin ($1,500, engineering majors only)
- Texas A&M University ($500/award, engineering majors only)
- Texas Tech University ($2,000/award, engineering majors only)
Students will also be considered for TAME scholarships offered by Prairie View A&M University and the University of Houston.
The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce that partner 3M
has generously awarded a $20,000 grant to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The grant will support the TAME Trailblazers
, bringing an innovative, mobile STEM engagement program to students at schools in the greater Austin area. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of students, and for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.
(San Antonio, TX) – The 31st annual State STEM Competition for the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) was sponsored by Boeing and held at the Texas A&M University-San Antonio campus on Saturday, April 30, 2016.
The event, offered free of cost to participants, brought together 283 high-achieving students from across Texas, who traveled 7,174 miles to compete. TAME students from grades 6-12 qualified to attend the State STEM Competition at Divisional events hosted by the Chapters. This year's Divisional STEM Competition season saw a record-breaking number of participants—1,548 students competing across 13 different chapters. View Divisional results here.
At the State level, students competed in individual, timed math and science tests and in teams for an engineering design challenge. The top five students in each test received awards. The top five teams in the engineering design challenge were also recognized. In addition, three teams received special awards for design, creativity and teamwork. All winners were honored with trophies or medals and all participants received a variety of door prizes and giveaways thanks to generous sponsorships. View State results here.
One student, Lily Hernandez of the Lubbock Chapter, received the Outstanding Student Award sponsored by Shell Oil Company. Another student, Eunsuh Cho of the Capital Area Chapter, received recognition and $100 for winning the Boeing "Build Something Better" T-Shirt Design Contest.
“Long-term engagement really does make a difference for students,” said TAME’s Executive Director, Savita Raj. “TAME’s afterschool clubs and STEM Competitions have been encouraging students to explore college and careers in STEM for almost 40 years. The clubs and competitions have an immediate impact and a life-long impact. It’s wonderful when a student says 'I’m seeing my future' at the end of a STEM Competition, and it’s wonderful that 100% of the high-school seniors at the STEM Competitions plan to go to college this year.”
See all the action from this weekend's 31st annual State STEM Competition, sponsored by Boeing
and hosted at Texas A&M University-San Antonio
. Thanks for everyone who tweeted the day's events with us!
The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce that partner ConocoPhillips
has generously awarded $80,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The donation will support a variety of programs, such as STEM Competitions, scholarships, and TAME Trailblazers. We are grateful to ConocoPhillips for decades of partnership and continued support that helps us build a STEM workforce that looks like Texas.
The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce that partner Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
has generously awarded $30,000 to empower Texan students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. math, science, and engineering.
The donation will support a variety of programs, such as STEM Competitions and TAME Trailblazers. We are grateful to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for helping us build a workforce that looks like Texas.
Every year, the TAME Trailblazers travel over 20,000 miles and bring the excitement of STEM to over 20,000 Texas students. And thanks to a generous donation of $70,000 from the Tocker Foundation, we're really going places! The Tocker Foundation will make it possible for the Trailblazer science-on-wheels units to visit 40 small and rural libraries across Texas this summer.
“We loved having the Trailblazer," wrote Wendy Turner, Director of the Pilot Point Community Library. The Tocker Foundation brought the Trailblazer to her north Texas library in summer of 2015. "Visits to the library were way up that day and all the children who went through the museum had a wonderful time. I want to thank you again for choosing the Pilot Point Community Library to visit. It was an amazing program and I know the children (and adults) who went through it learned so much."
TAME students need your help! On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 300 high-achieving students from across Texas will participate in TAME’s 31st annual State STEM Competition. The event will take place at Texas A&M University-San Antonio . Come join the fun and connect with the next generation of scientists and engineers as they show off their skills in math and science, and solve real-world engineering problems with teamwork and determination. See more about TAME's annual STEM Competitions . You can help spark a love for STEM and inspire students to see themselves in a career that could change the world. Sign up today! Primary sign-up for most volunteers: Volunteer Sign Up Boeing employees, please sign up through TechSoup here: Boeing Volunteer Sign Up If your employer uses Benevity, please sign up here: Benevity Sign Up
How does $292 get you to a career in aeronautics?
Hint: it’s not about the money. Find a TAME Board Member’s inspiring story below.
We’re also proud to highlight the next generation of engineers who competed in Divisional STEM Competitions across Texas. What inspired some of them to be a part of TAME? Great teachers and STEM Events in their community! We are thrilled that Boeing is sponsoring another series of Family STEM Events at schools across Texas (details below). Plus, TAME Board Member Tamara Crawford has some inspiration for encouraging students in STEM.
Somewhere in the Texas Panhandle, there’s a student who wants to be the first woman on Mars. Somewhere on the Gulf Coast, there’s a child who really loves bugs. Somewhere in the Valley, there’s a kid who dreams in pixels.
The TAME Traiblazers connect students like these to STEM concepts and real-life educational and career tracks. Every year, our science-museums-on-wheels travel more than 20,000 miles, delivering hands-on STEM excitement and inspiration to over 20,000 kids in communities across Texas.
Where will the Trailblazers travel next? You can help decide! Boeing recently awarded funding to help Texas schools invest in their community by hosting a Family STEM Event. Applications for this unique mini-grant opportunity are now open, and we invite you to apply before the deadline of 5pm on Friday, April 15th, 2016.
Texas is big: 269,000 square miles, from the plains of the Panhandle to the shores of the Gulf and down to the Rio Grande in the south. Thanks to funding from Raytheon, the TAME Trailblazer rolling science-on-wheels units can offer consistent STEM programs to students anywhere in Texas.
“The morning that the Trailblazer was parked in our parking lot, I saw so many parents interested in what was going on that it was the talk for days…the students glowed with excitement. When they went inside the trailer you can see their eyes light up.” --TAME teacher, South Texas
(Beaumont, TX) – The 2016 TAME Golden Triangle STEM Competition was hosted at Lamar University
on Friday, February 6, 2016. The event, held 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 were grouped into teams to participate in an Engineering Design Challenge. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from Boeing
. The top three students from 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.
(Austin, TX) The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is pleased to announce the winner of the Boeing
“Build Something Better” T Shirt Design Contest
for the 31st Annual TAME State STEM Competition. TAME received three times as many submissions as last year, and we were blown away by the creativity of students from over 160 TAME Clubs across the state.
Congratulations to Eunsuh Cho
of TAME's Capital Area Chapter
! Ms. Cho of the Cedar Valley Middle School TAME Club will receive a special invitation to the State STEM Competition on April 30th at Texas A&M University-San Antonio
, where she will be presented with her $100 prize and a gift from our sponsor Boeing
. 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.
The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) welcomes Rackspace
as a corporate sponsor of the 31st annual State STEM Competition
. More than 300 students from across Texas will compete in the event which celebrates achievement in math, science, and engineering. Students and chaperones pay no fee to participate thanks to sponsorships like this. We are grateful to Rackspace for making this possible!
Join Rackspace 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.