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TAMEST Conversation on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Higher Education

TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) held a conversation on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Higher Education in Texas, on Wednesday, August 26. Dr. David E. Daniel, TAMEST Board Vice President and President Emeritus of The University of Texas at Dallas, hosted university and system leaders to learn how Texas research universities are navigating the ongoing pandemic and what lasting impacts they expect to see in the higher education system as a result of COVID-19.

David Daniel

Moderator: David E. Daniel, Ph.D. (NAE)
Vice President, TAMEST;
President Emeritus,
The University of Texas at Dallas

James Milliken

Speaker: James B. Milliken, J.D.
Chancellor, The University of Texas System

Renu Khator

Speaker: Renu Khator, Ph.D.
Chancellor, University of Houston System;
President, University of Houston

Larry Schovanec

Speaker: Lawrence E. Schovanec, Ph.D.
President, Texas Tech University

Mark Barteau

Speaker: Mark A. Barteau, Ph.D. (NAE)
Vice President for Research,
Texas A&M University

Reginald DesRoches

Speaker: Reginald DesRoches, Ph.D. (NAE)
Provost, Rice University


TAMEST was co-founded in 2004 by the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison and Nobel Laureates Michael S. Brown, M.D., and Richard E. Smalley, Ph.D. With more than 300 members and 18 member institutions, TAMEST is composed of the Texas-based members of the three National Academies (National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Sciences), the Royal Society and the state’s 11 Nobel Laureates. We bring together the state’s brightest minds in medicine, engineering, science and technology to foster collaboration, and to advance research, innovation and business in Texas. TAMEST’s unique interdisciplinary model has become an effective recruitment tool for top research and development centers across Texas. Since our founding, more than 225 TAMEST members have been inducted into the National Academies or relocated to Texas.


TAMEST The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas