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Academy-Medicine Engrng-Sci-TX TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) was co-founded in 2004 by the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison and Nobel Laureates Michael S. Brown, M.D., and Richard E. Smalley, Ph. D. With more than 320 members, 10 Nobel Laureates and 16 member institutions, TAMEST is composed of Texas-based members of the three National Academies (National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences) and other honorific organizations.

We bring together the state's brightest minds in medicine, engineering, science and technology to foster collaboration, and to advance research, innovation and business in Texas. TAMEST's unique interdisciplinary model has become an effective recruitment tool for top research and development centers across Texas. Since our founding, more than 250 TAMEST members have been inducted into the National Academies or recruited to Texas.

TAMEST Board Past President Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH (NAM), speaking at the TAMEST 2020 Annual Conference: Innovating Texas-Research to Commercialization.
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read more › In an effort to help promote Texas as a world-class destination for research, TAMEST hosts an annual conference, engages in educational programs on key issues and offers awards to provide recognition to aspiring Texas-based researchers. Our members are from universities, research organizations and industries throughout Texas. TAMEST has held dozens of major events including annual conferences, critical issues forums and the 2015 Texas Research Summit. These events advance scientific research by providing forums for Texas' science and technology leaders to explore opportunities for collaboration, share information with each other and recognize outstanding achievements within their scientific community.

read more › Photos and videos are now available from the TAMEST 2020 Annual Conference: Innovating Texas, which explored how basic research leads to new technologies, products and companies and showcased avenues to commercialization for researchers across an array of disciplines. The program featured success stories from some of Texas' greatest entrepreneurs and inventors and looked at astounding research and technology developments happening now that will impact our lives and economy in the future. A statewide poster challenge took place during the TAMEST 2020 Annual Conference at the Fairmont Dallas hotel.

read more › Texas is a leader in aerospace, home to the only human space flight center in the nation, a planetary institute and over 1,400 aerospace-related companies. Texas also employs more than 148,000 aerospace workers and exports billions in manufactured aerospace goods. Aerospace is an important research and business sector for the state. At the TAMEST 2018 Annual Conference: Aerospace, we explored the potential in Texas for greater research and development in aerospace, specifically in the areas of human space flight, aeronautics and commercial space exploration.

read more › The TAMEST Shale Task Force report-Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas-collects the best science available and summarizes what we've learned about the impacts of shale oil and natural gas development. The task force convened by TAMEST is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive review of scientific research and related findings regarding impacts of shale oil and gas production in Texas with a focus on six key areas: seismicity, land, air, water, transportation, and economic and social impacts.

read more › Through its awards, TAMEST promotes broader awareness of the state's top achievers in medicine, engineering and science, and builds a stronger identity for Texas as an important destination and center of achievement in these fields. Every year, TAMEST recognizes emerging researchers with the Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards at its annual conference. TAMEST also recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in furthering the TAMEST mission with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award.

read more › The Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards annually recognize rising Texas researchers who are addressing the essential role that science and technology play in society, and whose work meets the highest standards of exemplary professional performance, creativity and resourcefulness. The O'Donnell Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements by Texas-based researchers in four categories: medicine, engineering, science and technology innovation. Each award includes a $25,000 honorarium and an invitation to present at TAMEST's Annual Conference each January.

read more › The Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award was established in 2013 by TAMEST to recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in furthering TAMEST's mission to bring together the state's brightest minds to foster collaboration and advance research, innovation and business in Texas. Named in honor of TAMEST's Honorary Chair, Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison received the inaugural award for her vision and commitment to advancing scientific research, technology innovation and educational achievement.

read more › The Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship was established in honor of Mary Beth Maddox, former Executive Director of TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas), who passed away in 2018 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. This award and lectureship recognizes women scientists in Texas bringing new ideas and innovations to the fight against cancer. The inaugural recipient will be recognized at the TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference: Forward Texas-Imperatives for Health in January, where they will present their research to attendees and also receive a $5,000 honorarium and award.

read more › Texas is home to groundbreaking research. Through the commitment and generosity of supporters like you, TAMEST is able to expand Texas' reputation as a leader in medicine, engineering, science and technology and help advance the next generation of researchers. The Annual Fund provides an opportunity to support TAMEST through unrestricted gifts, which provide supplemental financial resources used to enhance current programs and develop new initiatives. The TAMEST Endowment provides long-term support to expand current programs and launch new initiatives to advance our goals.

read more › We invite you to join us in giving science a voice when it is needed most with your donation to the TAMEST Annual Fund. The annual fund is an important part of TAMEST's strategy to convene the state's brightest minds, foster collaboration and advance research and innovation in Texas. Your gift provides important support to enhance our current programs and develop new initiatives.

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