Through its awards, TAMEST promotes broader awareness of the state’s top achievers in medicine, engineering and science, and builds a stronger identity for Texas as an important destination and center of achievement in these fields. Every year, TAMEST recognizes emerging researchers with the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards at its annual conference. TAMEST also recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in furthering the TAMEST mission with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award. In addition, the Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship recognizes women scientists in Texas bringing new ideas and innovations to the fight against cancer.
Edith and Peter 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 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. Broad in scope, the Hill Prizes will fund both high-risk, high-reward research and ideas and innovations that demonstrate very significant potential for real-world impact.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award was established in 2013 to recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in furthering TAMEST’s mission.
Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship
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.