April 19, 2008

West Texas Students Compete in TAME State Math and Science Competition

Forty middle school and high school students representing West Texas competed in the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) state math and science competition.

Students brought home awards in 10 of the 23 contests, with Estacado High School student Michael Collins participating on the winning Engineering Design Team.

This year’s event drew 260 students to the Lockheed Martin Recreational Facility in Fort Worth for two days of contests designed to test students’ knowledge on a range of math and science topics.

“Lockheed Martin pulled out all the stops and created an inspiring atmosphere for the students to compete in,” said Estacado High School Teacher Greg Burnham, who coordinated the trip. “This year’s team was the largest and most diverse we have ever taken to the state math and science competition and it was a great experience for students, sponsors and parents.”

According to TAME’s Web site, the annual contest was designed to be accessible to students at no cost. TAME provides transportation, meals and hotel accommodations for every student participating in the competition.

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