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TAME Trailblazer

Blazing trails to engineering

A project of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME), Trailblazer is a 40-foot-long trailer turned discovery center on wheels.

Jam-packed with hands-on exhibits designed to get students interested in engineering careers, Trailblazer travels across the state of Texas to help elementary and middle school students discover just how fun engineering can be.

Dedicated to reaching minority students

Dedicated to increasing minority enrollment in engineering, TAME uses programs like Trailblazer to educate students through exciting and fun hands-on learning. Every year, thousands of female and minority students get their first exposure to engineering through innovative programs offered by TAME.

By motivating kids academically and connecting them with pre-college engineering programs like the Center for Engineering Outreach's Pre-college Engineering Academy, TAME continues to provide engineering education opportunities for students from all walks of life.

Center for Engineering Outreach Involvement

Committed to TAME's mission of reaching minority and female populations, the Center for Engineering Outreach is strongly committed to TAME's programs, like Trailblazer, as well as to the organization itself.

For the past two years, the center has brought Trailblazer to Lubbock - providing an opportunity for thousands of children from the Lubbock Independent School District to have a hands-on encounter with engineering.

In addition, the Center for Engineering Outreach volunteers within TAME's organization. Director Dean Fontenot, Ph.D., serves on the TAME board of directors and oversees the organizations newsletter. Fontenot also serves as secretary for TAME's local alliance in Lubbock. Director John Chandler, Ph.D., also volunteers with TAME, serving as chair of the Lubbock alliance.