State Finalist – Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

The SEM Engineering club known as TAME/SHPE/NSBE (Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers) is participating in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition.

Laura Thompson, TAME/SHPE/NSBE President says, “I’m excited to do this again! It’s going to be a lot of work but our project will help our community and that makes everything worth it.”

SEM is currently a State Finalist competing to be the State Winner.

The competition focuses on how STEM can be applied to impact a problem within the community. Learn more about the competition at:

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TAME Divisional Competition

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Our chapter participated in the TAME Divisional Competition on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Congratulations to the individuals who placed:

Math Test

9th grade
2nd – Jonathan Linares

10th grade
6th – Caleb Simmons 

11th grade
2nd – Ivan Reyes
3rd – Carlos Medrano
4th – Janelle Baker
5th – Elizabeth Ramirez
6th – Francisco Marquez

Science Test

9th grade
4th – Jonathan Linares

10th grade
1st – Caleb Simmons 

11th grade
2nd – Francisco Marquez
3rd – Janelle Baker
4th – Elizabeth Ramirez 
5th – Jonathan Ramirez
6th – Dennis Dao

ACE Award

10th grade: Caleb Simmons

Engineering Design Challenge

3rd Place Team

Structure of Newton – Caleb Simmons, et al.

Judges Choice
Channel Channel – Francisco Marquez, et al.
The Pony Express – Jonathan Ramirez, et al.
The Great 16 – Ivan Reyes, et al.

Welcome to TAME/SHPE/NSBE!

Our club has been at SEM for many years and provides scholarships, STEM competitions, conferences, mentorship, networking, volunteer opportunities, and more. It is open to everyone in all grade levels. If a student becomes a member they become a part of all THREE organizations. The organizations DO NOT meet separately, but are combined all into one club.

Please join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Contact Information:

Social Media:

Thank you,

Laura Thompson

TAME Divisional Competition

Tame Divisional Competition

Math: 1st – Caleb Simmons
Science: 3rd – Caleb Simmons
ACE (qualifies automatically to state): Caleb Simmons

Math: 6th – Jaime Alvarez, 4th – Ivan Reyes, 3rd – Francisco Marquez, 2nd – Carlos Medrano
Science: 6th – Oziel de la Fuente, 5th – Valentin Trujillo, 4th – Ivan Reyes, 3rd – Francisco Marquez, 2nd – Carlos Medrano

Math: 6th – Daniela Tapia, 5th – Edmond Anderson, 3rd – D’Juan Taylor, 2nd – Abdul Rafai
Science: 6th – Daniela Tapia, 5th – Edmond Anderson, 2nd – D’Juan Taylor

Judge’s Choice: 3rd Windcatch (Caleb Simmons), 2nd Flying Cone (Abdul, Daniela, Francisco, Daisy), 1st Pink Pipe (Ivan)
Design Challenge: 3rd Parachute Apparatus 7000 (Valentin), 2nd Operation 007 (Eduardo Chavez), 1st Bullseye (Laura Thompson) [advances to State]