All Texas members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), known collectively as the National Academies, are TAMEST members. This includes the state's nine Nobel Laureates.
Election to one of the three National Academies, along with Texas residency, are the two criteria for TAMEST membership. Members of the National Academies are nominated and elected by their peers in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields. More information on the IOM, NAE and NAS can be found on the National Academies website.
TAMEST has 18 member institutions located across Texas. Institutional members are Texas research institutions with one or more affiliated TAMEST members. Member institutions support TAMEST through annual membership dues.
TAMEST has two groups of affiliate members: the presidents and chancellors of TAMEST's member institutions who are not members of one of the three National Academies and members of the Industry and Community Affiliates (ICA) Committee.
Established when TAMEST was formed in 2004, the ICA Committee represented an elite group of prominent Texas leaders from industry, academia, and the philanthropic community who played a critical role in the formation of TAMEST, providing strategic advice and financial support.
The ICA Committee has since expanded its membership to showcase top Texas companies who are committed to TAMEST's vision, including representatives from major Texas companies, research institutions and foundations.
Chaired by Sara N. Ortwein, president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, the ICA Committee works with TAMEST to develop opportunities for increased engagement and collaboration to advance the organization's mission.