What We Do

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.

These forums elevate Texas’ position as an important destination for scientific discovery and innovation internationally, and help ensure that our state attracts and retains the best minds in medicine, engineering and science.

Building a Sustainable Future for Texas

What kind of place will Texas be 100 years from now? Can it be smarter, cleaner and more innovative? Research in Texas is moving the state in that direction, and at the 2017 TAMEST Annual Conference, hundreds of Texas’ top minds gathered to find solutions for the state’s growing population, dynamic economy and changing climate.

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Studying the Impacts of Oil and Gas Development

A task force convened by TAMEST will examine the environmental and community impacts of shale oil and gas development in Texas. The TAMEST Shale Task Force will be a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive review of scientific research and related findings regarding impacts of shale oil and gas production in Texas.

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Exploring Aerospace

TAMEST’s 2018 Annual Conference will focus on the fundamental elements of space and aeronautics in Texas. The Space Beyond: Aerospace Opportunities in Texas will explore the potential in Texas for greater research and development in aerospace, specifically in areas of defense, human spaceflight, aeronautics and planetary research.

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Expanding Research

On November 12–13, 2015, TAMEST hosted a unique event, a new research summit in Texas that gathered federal agencies and the state’s leading researchers together to highlight the outstanding research and innovation taking place in Texas.

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Recognizing Rising Star Researchers

The 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.

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Understanding Water Issues

The 2014 Texas Water Summit addressed the economic implications for meeting the state’s water needs as our population doubles in size over the next 50 years. Scientists, engineers, policy analysts, legislators, CEOs, agency officials and interested citizens learned about the latest advances for achieving water security in the agriculture, oil and gas, power and manufacturing industries.

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