July 9, 2007

Lubbock Students Take Top Honors in State Engineering Contest

Students from Dunbar Middle School have received state-wide recognition for their engineering ideas from the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME).

Meagan Ramos, Jessica Kaskie and Miranda Duncan’s essay and poster entries won first, second and fourth places in the TAME essay and poster contest. The contest, sponsored by the state-wide alliance challenges middle school students to share their thoughts on engineering by writing an essay and illustrating it with a poster.

This year’s contest theme of “Engineers Design a Better World” encouraged students to look at ways engineers improve safety and quality of life for people by using math, science and technology to solve problems. Winning entries from this year’s contest will be featured on a calendar distributed to alliance partners.

The Texas Tech University T-STEM Center partners with TAME to provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities for K-12 students that include the South Plains Math and Science Competition held each fall. The T-STEM Center also sponsors the Lubbock TAME chapter.

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