Divisional STEM Competition
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.
TAME 2021 Update
TAME recently announced that all STEM Competitions this year will be held as Virtual, to include both Divisional and State Competitions. The deadline to have registered to compete was November 12, 2020.
College Connect will be hosting Regions 16 and 17 in collaboration with the Fort-Worth Chapters virtually in January or February for TAME Club students in grades 6-12.