Call for Nominations: 2021 O’Donnell Awards
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.
The O’Donnell Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements by Texas-based researchers in four categories: medicine, engineering, science and technology innovation.
The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2021 O’Donnell Awards is April 30, 2020.
2020 Annual Conference
The TAMEST 2020 Annual Conference: Innovating Texas took place January 7-9, 2020, at the Fairmont Dallas hotel. This event explored how basic research leads to new technologies, products and companies and showcased avenues to commercialization for researchers across an array of disciplines.
TAMEST Celebrates Winners of the Innovating Texas Poster Challenge
The Innovating Texas Poster Challenge highlighted 23 participants from both academia and industry involved in an innovative project that helped create a product or technology that is being commercially pursued. The concept was to identify research with potential for positive impact from rising researchers across the state of Texas.
TAMEST Welcomes New Board Members
“Time is a precious commodity for all of us, and we are forever grateful for our wonderful board members who selflessly volunteer their time to help steer and guide our organization,” said TAMEST Board President Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH (NAM), UT Health San Antonio. “We thank our departing board members for their service and look forward to continuing our work with our newest board members this coming year.”
Keeping Buildings Safe from Wind in Natural Disasters: TAMEST Member Profile of Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D.
As a civil and structural engineer, it was the extreme winds of Texas’ High Plains region that first interested TAMEST member Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D., P.E. (NAE) in the design of buildings to withstand severe winds during natural disasters. In fact, he says, it was a chance tornado that tore through and devastated much of Lubbock in 1970 that solidified his future researching the effects high winds have on buildings and communities. Dr. Mehta connected with TAMEST to share more about his work and TAMEST’s 2020 Natural Hazard’s Summit.