with TAME's annual Engineering Competitions
“I got involved with TAME as an 8th grader in Odessa, Texas, when I was invited to participate in the State Math and Science Competition in Houston. The competition was a blast. It was well-organized and fun. I took tests in biology and physics, and then there was a group project where we had to simulate the most efficient windmill. It turned out to be an inertia formula. We didn’t win that time, but it was still really cool to work on it. We also got to tour a jet factory and listen to the people who worked there. TAME opened my eyes to math and science fields. I thought, you’re going to be fine if you get a degree in engineering or science. It gave me a confidence boost.”
Rachel R., TAME Scholar
TAME’s Engineering Competitions bring together thousands of high-performing TAME Club students from across the state to test their skills through collaborative engineering challenges. The competitions celebrate achievement in engineering and encourage the development of a peer and mentor network.
Competition plans, schedules and results
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Register TAME Clubs and students, then sign up to confirm which students will attend
2024 Competition Season
Looking for dates and locations? Check out the schedule page!
More questions? See the FAQ below!
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Have questions? Please contact the Competition Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (512) 471 6100.
How do I compete at the Regional Competition?
The Regional Competitions are open to 6-12 grade students in eligible TAME Clubs.
In November, the TAME State Office will reach out to Club Leaders to confirm whether their TAME Club plans to attend the Regional Competition. If you have not heard from your TAME Club Leader about the date or other plans for your competition, please talk to them to make sure they are planning for your club to attend. If you are a TAME Club Leader and have not heard from the State Office regarding this year’s Regional Competition, email email@example.com to confirm your TAME Club’s eligibility and intent to participate.
What happens at the Regional Competitions?
Students from different TAME Clubs throughout the Region meet up to solve problems, connect with their peers, and explore engineering through a variety of activities developed by the TAME State Office and local Regional Leaders.
Teams of students will collaborate to design and build their solution to a real-world engineering problem.
How can I get ready for the Engineering Competition Season?
TAME appreciates the value of hard work and practice in success. To help our students better prepare for our Competitions, TAME provides past Engineering Design Challenges, Engineering Adventure activities, and advice on competing like a scientist.
You do not need to prepare a project ahead of time; the Engineering Design Challenge requirements and all materials will be provided at the Chapter Engineering Competition.
If you’d like to practice for the Engineering Design Challenge, TAME’s Blog features Engineering Adventures, and you can visit TAME’s Engineering Activity board on Pinterest for design challenge ideas that you can practice with friends in the classroom or try with your family in your own living room.
Do you allow academic accommodations at the Engineering Competitions?
The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is committed to providing accessible activities and events. We know that to do so we may need to make reasonable and necessary accommodations to our Engineering Competition structure. We have a policy regarding academic accommodation requests to ensure that they are handled consistently.
Accommodation requests must be submitted to the TAME State Office by a Club Leader, no later than thirty days before the event. Please read the full policy here before submitting a request.
When and where will results be posted?
Results will be posted to the TAME website as soon as possible after each event. Please see our Competition Schedules & Results page for updates.
How much does it cost to participate in the Engineering Competitions?
TAME activities are free to students. There is no fee to register or compete in Engineering Competitions. All Engineering Competition materials, will be provided at the events. A lunch or other meal will also be provided.
I have other plans the day of the event. Can I attend part of the Engineering Competition?
In fairness to all students, it is TAME policy that all participants must take part in all the scheduled events of the Engineering Competition.
We understand there may be schedule conflicts and ask that students make a choice between other plans and the Engineering Competition, rather than trying to do both. This is to ensure a level playing field and consistent experience for all our students.
Can parents or other family members attend the Engineering Competitions?
Some Regional Competitions have enough room for parents or other family members to attend the awards ceremony at the end of the day and celebrate their students, but not all of them have sufficient seating or facilities. Check with your TAME Club Leader, and the Competition Coordinator, before making plans to attend a Regional Engineering Competition. To avoid distracting the students, family members are not allowed to observe the Engineering Design Challenge.
Food and supplies will only be provided for students, club leaders, and registered volunteers.
What if I have more questions that aren't on this list?
If you have more questions, ask your Club Leader or your Regional Leadership. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.