Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award

Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award was established in 2013 by TAMEST to recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in furthering TAMEST’s mission to bring together the state’s brightest minds to foster collaboration and advance research, innovation and business in Texas. Named in honor of TAMEST’s Honorary Chair, Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison received the inaugural award for her vision and commitment to advancing scientific research, technology innovation and educational achievement.

Recipients

2021

John L. Junkins

The University of Texas at Austin Office of the President

John L. Junkins, Ph.D. (NAE)
Founding Director
Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University

For his work at the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University​ in attracting and nurturing top-tier research talent in Texas, TAMEST recognizes John L. Junkins, Ph.D. with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award in 2021.

“TAMEST is proud to present Dr. Junkins with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award for his unique vision and dedication to bringing more researchers and innovators to Texas,” said TAMEST Board President David E. Daniel, Ph.D. (NAE). “Since 2010, more than 90 top-tier researchers have come to Texas for the Hagler Institute Fellows program, and thanks to Dr. Junkins, many have stayed here and joined TAMEST after the fellowship has concluded.”

2020

The University of Texas at Austin Office of the President

The University of Texas at Austin Office of the President

Through three university presidents (Larry R. Faulkner, William C. Powers Jr. and Gregory L. Fenves), the Office of the President has been a crucial partner and financial supporter of TAMEST. Their ongoing membership contributions, conference sponsorships and in-kind donations of office space, infrastructure and support has enabled TAMEST to grow and expand its reach, strengthening the research community across the state.

“We are proud to recognize the Office of the President at UT Austin with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award for their continued support of and partnership with TAMEST,” said Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH (NAM), TAMEST Board President. “TAMEST is honored to recognize this office for their vast and continued contributions to our organization.”

2017

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Exxon Mobil
In recognition of their steadfast support of TAMEST and research in Texas, ExxonMobil received the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award in 2017. “ExxonMobil’s support has been truly beneficial to our organization,” says TAMEST 2016 President David Russell, vice provost and dean of basic research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

“Under the leadership of Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil has been an active and consistent partner to our organization by sponsoring TAMEST events and initiatives. XTO President Sara Ortwein has also been a constant champion of TAMEST and rising star researchers in Texas, and ExxonMobil has been a leader furthering STEM education in Texas and across the nation. We’re honored to recognize ExxonMobil for their contributions to TAMEST and the research community in Texas.”

2016

Larry Faulkner and Kenneth Jastrow

Larry Faulkner

Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D.
President Emeritus
The University of Texas at Austin

Kenneth Jastrow II
Kenneth M. Jastrow II
TAMEST recognized Dr. Larry R. Faulkner and Kenneth M. Jastrow ll with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award in 2016 for serving as champions of the organization by providing stewardship throughout TAMEST’s history.
2014

Peter O’Donnell Jr.

Peter O'Donnell

Peter O’Donnell Jr.
Chairman of the Board
O’Donnell Foundation

TAMEST recognized Peter O’Donnell Jr. with the Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award in 2014 for his leadership, vision and generosity in advancing medicine ,engineering, science, technology and education in Texas and the nation.
2013

The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
United States Senator, 1993-2013

TAMEST recognized Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison with the inaugural Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award in 2013 for her vision and commitment to advancing scientific research, technology innovation and educational achievement.

 

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