The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) was founded in 2004 to provide broader recognition of the state's top achievers in medicine, engineering, and science, and to build a stronger identity for Texas as an important destination and center of achievement in these fields. With 270+ members, TAMEST is composed of the Texas-based members of the three National Academies (Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Sciences) and the state’s 10 Nobel Laureates.

TAMEST brings the state's top scientific, academic, and corporate minds together to further position Texas as a national research leader. TAMEST also works to foster the next generation of scientists and to increase the awareness and communication among the state's best and brightest about research priorities for the future.

Goals of TAMEST include:

  • To establish contacts and foster interchange among scientists, engineers, and health professionals within the State of Texas who have gained recognition through their election to the IOM, NAE, or NAS (collectively known as The National Academies)
  • To promote excellence in the areas of science, engineering, and medicine, and to enhance recognition of that excellence within and beyond the State of Texas, and
  • To provide an organization that is available to serve as an intellectual resource for governmental and private entities regarding issues in the areas of medicine, engineering, or science relevant to the State of Texas.

Board of Directors

The TAMEST Board of Directors is comprised of TAMEST members who represent at least one of the National Academies (Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, or National Academy of Sciences). Board members serve a 3-year rotating term with five new members elected each year.


Giving to TAMEST

Support TAMEST in securing Texas as a national leader in medicine, engineering, science, and technology by making a tax-deductible donation today.

E-mail Newsletter Sign-Up

The TAMEST e-newsletter is published on a quarterly basis and highlights members, member activities and accomplishments, events, and topics of interest to the Texas scientific community.

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