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.
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.