Divisional STEM Competition
Lubbock TAME Chapter
Improving participation of women and minorities in STEM careers through innovative, hands-on science programming for K-12 students across Regions 16 and 17. The Lubbock TAME Chapter also develops locally relevant offerings like career days, factory tours, and professional development for teachers and TAME Club Sponsors.
About the program
The STEM Competitions are an important part of TAME (Texas Alliance of Minority Engineers) and the College Connect multi-faceted approach to engaging and retaining students interested in STEM. Designed to reinforce success in math and science and to encourage the development of a peer and mentor network, the competitions also provide a unique opportunity for students from rural and/or economically disadvantaged areas, to visit a college or corporate campus and to interact with STEM role models.
Through this competition, grades 6-12 students from both regions 16 and 17, will participate in taking the University Interscholastic League (UIL) style math and science tests. Students will join in high engagement activities that will develop student's professional skills, individual, creativity, personal excellence and social awareness needed to achieve higher education attainment. In addition to these activities, students will be randomly placed in groups based on gender, ethnicity, school, and grade level, to partake in an engineering design challenge. The goal of this competition is to reinforce the importance of math and science, and to expose students to engineering design, building, and preparation to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce.
2020 STEM Competition Results
The 2020 Lubbock Divisional STEM Competition was hosted by Texas Tech University on Monday, January 27, 2020. The free event brought together more than 296 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. This year's challenge was developed by engineers from ConocoPhillips.
TAME 2021 Update
TAME recently announed that all STEM Competitions this year will be held as Virtual, to include both Divisional and State Competitions.
Divisional STEM Competition
The 2021 Lubbock Divisional STEM Competition will be hosted virtually in January or February for TAME Club students in grades 6-12.
To be eligible to compete, students must be active members of a registered TAME Club and must complete the Student Registration online with their parent/guardian at TAME website by 5 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2020.
Competition Sign-Ups will take place from November 7th through December 11th. TAME Club Sponsors will confirm which students will attend so that TAME can send out team assignments.
TAME State STEM Competition
Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic the TAME State STEM originally scheduled for April 25th has been cancelled. The competition will not be rescheduled. For more information please visit the TAME website here.