Fourteen Lubbock ISD Students Qualified for TAME State Meet
During the last weekend of April, 14 students from Atkins, Irons, Mackenzie and Smylie Wilson middle schools competed at the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) STEM State Competition. This year, 296 Texas students from across the south plains travelled to Huntsville to test their skills in math, science, and engineering. This marks the first year a team from Atkins Middle School qualified for the state meet.
The students faced a design challenge created by engineers from ConocoPhillips based on real-life situations in which wellbores (holes drilled to aid in the exploration and recovery of natural resources) are blocked by material known as “fish.” Students used paper clips, clay, and other materials to explore methods for removing wellbore blockages. TAME's annual state STEM competition is the focus of a year of intense preparation for Texas students in TAME clubs around the state.