TAMEST Forum on the Research Mission of Universities

Rex Tillerson at 2011 Forum on the Research Mission of Universities

The TAMEST Forum on The Research Mission of Universities was held at The University of Texas at Austin on May 19, 2011. The forum brought together leaders from industry and academia to address the critical importance of scientific research in our public universities. It included presentations and a panel discussion with prominent leaders from industry and academia. The panel highlighted the complementary nature of research and teaching and the attendant benefits of university research to industry and society.

Program

Welcoming Remarks and Introduction to the Forum:
Dr. David E. Daniel | President, UT Dallas | Former TAMEST President

Comments and Discussion by the Panel:
Mr. David G. Booth | Chairman & Co-CEO | Dimensional Fund Advisors
Dr. Ray M. Bowen | Chairman, National Science Board | Former President, Texas A&M University
Dr. Michael S. Brown | Nobel Laureate & Regental Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. David E. Daniel | President, UT Dallas | Former TAMEST President |
Dr. J. Tinsley Oden | Associate Vice President for Research & Director of Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences, UT Austin | Former TAMEST President
Mr. Rex W. Tillerson | Chairman & CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation

MODERATOR:
Dr. Larry R. Faulkner | President, Houston Endowment Inc. | Former President, UT Austin

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