Texas Tech University

Texas Tech to Host Hundreds of Area Middle and High School TAME Competitors

Amanda Castro-Crist

January 24, 2019

More than 280 students will participate in the Lubbock Divisional STEM Competition.


WHAT: Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) 2019 Lubbock Divisional STEM Competition

WHEN: Monday (Jan. 28)

  • Noon: Hands-on demonstration by members of the Texas Tech University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 12:20 p.m.: Group design challenge
  • 1:45 p.m.: Design testing and judging
  • 2:30 p.m.: Awards ceremony

WHERE: Red Raider Ballroom, Student Union Building

EVENT: More than 280 middle and high school students from Lubbock and the surrounding areas will participate in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition at Texas Tech University when the Office of K-12 & IDEAL, part of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, hosts the TAME 2019 Lubbock Divisional STEM Competition, in partnership with the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering.

The competitors represent Lubbock's Atkins, Irons, Mackenzie and Smylie Wilson middle schools, Shallowater's T-STEM Academy and schools in Snyder, New Home and Roosevelt. The competition begins with a written mathematics and science exam in the morning followed by lunch and a hands-on chemical reaction demonstration led by chemistry professor Dominick Casadonte and a group of student volunteers.

The competitors will participate in a group design challenge to create an engineering project, focusing on factors like design principles, teamwork and structural and environmental engineering. The designs will be tested and judged, and the winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the end of the day.

The chemistry demonstration and the afternoon portion of the competition are open to the media. For more information, visit the Office of K-12 & IDEAL website.

CONTACT: Gabriel Gonzales, program manager, Office of K-12 & IDEAL, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1793 or gabriel.gonzales@ttu.edu