TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit, Part I

Part I highlighted the influence of natural hazards on the economy and well-being of communities in Texas on October 19, 2021, via Zoom. The summit was presented by the Hurricane Resilience Research Institute (HuRRI) at the University of Houston.

Announcing: The Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship

Recognizing women scientists in Texas bringing new ideas and innovations to the fight against cancer.

Registration Now Open: 2022 TAMEST Annual Conference

Our TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference, Forward Texas: Imperatives for Health, will explore how Texas can build the vibrant, healthy communities of tomorrow and address topics like health care, housing, infrastructure and infectious disease.

2021 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards Recipients

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.

TAMEST Conversations on COVID-19

TAMEST hosted the “Forward Texas: TAMEST Conversations on COVID-19 ” series to explore how Texas can move ahead during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NHS Summit Registration

TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit: Part I is Now Virtual

Join TAMEST online for Part I of its TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit: Responding to and Mitigating the Impacts, presented by the Hurricane Resilience Research Institute (HuRRI) at the University of Houston. It will highlight the influence of natural hazards on the economy and well-being of communities in Texas. The one-day virtual summit is complimentary and open to the research community.

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NHS Summit Registration

Registration for TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference Now Open

Join TAMEST at The Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, January 11-13, 2022, for the TAMEST 2022 Annual Conference: Forward Texas — Imperatives for Health. The conference will explore how Texas can build the vibrant, healthy communities of tomorrow and address topics like health care, education, infrastructure and infectious disease. It will also be an important opportunity to examine the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, its long-term impacts on our communities and discuss the innovative solutions and interventions that happened as a result.

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NHS Summit Registration

TAMEST Announces Inaugural Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship in Honor of Former Executive Director

TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) is excited to announce that nominations are now open for its newly created Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship. The new award and lectureship recognizes women scientists in Texas bringing new ideas and innovations to the fight against cancer. It was named in memory and honor of former TAMEST Executive Director Mary Beth Maddox, who passed away in 2018 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Texas Science Policy Fellows Program

TAMEST Member Profile: Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine

TAMEST Board Vice President Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), first discovered TAMEST more than twelve years ago when he participated in TAMEST’s Protégé Program. He went on to receive the 2009 TAMEST Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine and became a member of the National Academy of Medicine and TAMEST in 2013. TAMEST connected with Dr. Lee about his exposure to TAMEST in the formative years of his career and his commitment to giving back to the next generation of researchers.

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News Roundup

TAMEST Members News Roundup- September 2021

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

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Texas Science Policy Fellows Program

TAMEST Member Profile: Stephen Fuselier, Ph.D. (NAS), Southwest Research Institute

Stephen Fuselier, Ph.D. (NAS), Executive Director of Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) Space Science Directorate, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2021 for his achievements in original research. He holds key positions on several NASA missions and serves as Adjoint Professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) where he gets to collaborate and mentor early-career researchers in his field of space physics. TAMEST connected with Dr. Fuselier to learn more about his career, passion for mentorship and the future of space research in Texas.

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Texas Science Policy Fellows Program

TAMEST Helps Pilot Texas Science Policy Fellows Program with Rice University

TAMEST partnered with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy to test a pilot program of science policy fellows in 2021 for the 87th session of the Texas Legislature. In May, fellows from the program joined the TAMEST Board of Directors virtually to share their experiences.

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News Roundup

TAMEST Members News Roundup- August 2021

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

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