2017 Annual Conference: Building a Sustainable Future for Texas
Hundreds of Texas’ top minds gathered at the TAMEST 2017 Annual Conference to explore solutions for the state’s growing population, dynamic economy and changing climate.
Building a Sustainable Future for Texas examined key issues like energy, health, water and transportation and the challenges we face ensuring an equitable, efficient supply of them in the coming century.
Watch the opening keynote by National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt, Ph.D.
Special programming this year also included a robust conversation on the future of higher education in Texas, featuring chancellors and presidents of major Texas universities.
Building a Sustainable Future for Texas examined key issues like energy, health, water and transportation and the challenges we face ensuring an equitable, efficient supply of them in the coming century. Keynote speakers included Mr. John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Company, and Dr. Stephen Klineberg, professor and founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.
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Printed Program and Agenda
From presentations on sustainable water, transportation, education and health to discussions about energy trends and innovation, the program for the 2017 Annual Conference included a wide range of experts and researchers from industry, academia and corporations. Attendees explored topics around what the future of Texas will be like in the coming century as well as how that state can be smarter, cleaner and more innovative.
During a special awards dinner, three rising Texas-based researchers were presented with an Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award for their work in the fields of medicine, engineering and science.
Marcia McNutt, Ph.D
National Academy of Sciences
Citizens for Affordable Energy
Shell Oil Company
Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D.
Professor and Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Stephen A Holditch, Ph.D. (NAE)
Professor, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering
Texas A&M University
Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. (NAM)
Ashbel Smith Professor and Director of Pediatric Transplantation Surgery
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Christine A. Ehlig-Economides, Ph.D. (NAE)
Professor, Chemical Engineering
University of Houston
William Kline, Ph.D.
Danny D. Reible, Ph.D. (NAE)
Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair
Texas Tech University