2025 Hill Prizes Call for Applications: May 1–31, 2024

Applications for the 2025 Hill Prizes are currently open. The Hill Prizes, funded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, recognize and advance top Texas innovators and researchers whose work could have significant impact on science and society. The prizes propel high-risk, high-reward ideas and innovations that demonstrate very significant potential for real-world impact and can lead to new, paradigm-shifting paths in research.

Save the Date: 2025 Annual Conference

The TAMEST 2025 Annual Conference: Transformational Breakthroughs will take place February 4–6, 2025, at the Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

The conference will explore some of the most disruptive breakthroughs in science and technology set to change our way of life in the coming years.

Recipients of the 2024 Hill Prizes Announced

TAMEST and Lyda Hill Philanthropies are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Inaugural Hill Prizes. The prizes, funded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, accelerate high-risk, high-reward research ideas with significant potential for real-world impact.

2024 O’Donnell Awards Recipients

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. Learn more about the 2024 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards recipients.

2024 Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship Recipient

The Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship was established in honor of Mary Beth Maddox, former Executive Director of TAMEST, 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. Learn more about the 2024 Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship recipient.

2024 Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award Recipient

TAMEST is pleased to announce the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) as the recipient of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award. TAMEST is recognizing CPRIT for their work improving the lives of Texans, advancing cancer research and prevention, and recruiting National Academy members to Texas. Learn more about the 2024 Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award recipient.
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TAMEST Welcomes Six Texans Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2024

TAMEST is proud to welcome five new members and one current member elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2024. The six were among the 120 members and 24 international members elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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Destiny Allen

TAMEST Staff Profile: Destiny Allen, TAMEST Program Officer

TAMEST’s newest addition to the staff, Destiny Allen, recently moved from Arizona where she attended Arizona State University and received an M.S. in Sustainable Development and Technology. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector and has worked with the Peace Corps in West Africa as well as the Sierra Club in Columbus, Ohio. TAMEST connected with Destiny to learn more about her work for TAMEST and why she’s passionate about working on programs such as the Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship and the importance of mentorship for individual success.

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Hill Prizes Info Session

2025 Hill Prizes Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2025 Hill Prizes, funded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies. The prizes propel high-risk, high-reward ideas and innovations that demonstrate very significant potential for real-world impact and can lead to new, paradigm-shifting paths in research. The application deadline for the 2025 Hill Prizes is May 31, 2024.

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News Roundup

TAMEST Members News Roundup- May 2024

From award nominations to media interviews, TAMEST loves to share the accolades of our membership. Read the May compilation of our membership’s recent accomplishments, research breakthroughs and more.

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Hill Prizes Info Session

Hill Prizes Information Session

Join TAMEST for an information session on the Hill Prizes, funded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. CT via Zoom to learn more about the prizes, application process and selection criteria. Applications for the 2025 Hill Prizes open May 1 and close May 31, 2024.

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