Opening up new types of treatment for addiction and eating disorders. Utilizing nanotechnology to provide solutions for water sustainability and energy storage. Discovering the links between cellular pathways and cancerous cell growth. Understanding how soil and nature can help reduce our carbon footprint. These are the discoveries by Texas’ rising stars in research being honored with the 2021 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards by TAMEST.
After a devastating winter storm in February left millions of Texans without power, water and other basic necessities, Texas’ medical and research institutions were quick to step up and help those in need. There are many stories of resilience, aid and service by the Texas research community in response to the unprecedented winter storm; TAMEST has highlighted a few from our member institutions.
Five New National Academy of Sciences Members Join TAMEST in 2021
TAMEST is proud to welcome five new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2021. The five elected, including 2017 TAMEST Protégé Donald W. Hilgemann, Ph.D., and 2021 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science Nominator Margaret A. Phillips, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center, were among 120 new members and 30 international members welcomed to the organization.
2022 TAMEST Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards Committee Members Share Tips on Successful Nominations
On Thursday, March 25, TAMEST hosted a virtual workshop on the 2022 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards nomination and selection process. The conversation was hosted by 2022 O’Donnell Awards Committee Chair Ann Beal Salamone (NAE), Rochal Industries LLC; Science Subcommittee Member Bonnie Bartel, Ph.D. (NAS), Rice University; TAMEST Executive Director Terrence Henry; and TAMEST Director of Development Christine McCoy. Topics covered included who can nominate, award eligibility requirements as well the renomination process.
TAMEST Member Profile: Thomas Overbye, Ph.D. (NAE), Texas A&M University
For nearly four decades, TAMEST Member Thomas Overbye, Ph.D. (NAE), Professor and Director of Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEES) Smart Grid Center (SGC), has made a career out of providing cutting-edge innovation to the electric power grid industry. TAMEST connected with Dr. Overbye to learn more about Texas’ recent grid problems and how his work aims to modernize how electricity is delivered from suppliers to consumers and to enable new electricity products, services, and markets.