Gravis scores second place in Science at TAME

Published 5:00 pm Friday, May 3, 2019

To The Leader


Elliott Gravis, a Vidor Junior High School student, attended the TAME competition for the second time, coming away a winner once again.  

TAME is the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering. 

Elliot attends sessions with the Golden Triangle Chapter of TAME at Lamar University each fall and spring semester and competes in their divisional competition. His scores there earned him a place in this year’s state competition.

On Saturday, Elliot earned second place in Science for 7th graders.

There were 296 students from across the state participating for grades 6-12 and each completed a test in science and math. 

For Elliot’s grade level, the tests covered information for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. 

They also worked in teams on an engineering design challenge developed by ConocoPhillips. They had a small number of objects available to develop a tool to solve a real-life, on-the-job problem. 

Each team member played a different engineer’s role in the challenge and had to present their end result to the judges as a group. 

The top six scorers in each grade level were recognized for both science and math as were the winning engineering teams.