TAMEST Forum on “The Research Mission of Universities”

May 17, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) will hold a forum on “The Research Mission of Universities” at the Avaya Auditorium, ACES Building, The University of Texas at Austin. The forum will bring together leaders from industry and academia to address the critical importance of scientific research in our public universities.

The forum, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin, will include presentations and a panel discussion with prominent leaders from industry and academia moderated by Dr. Larry Faulkner, president of the Houston Endowment and 27th president of The University of Texas at Austin. Panel discussions will highlight the complementary nature of research and teaching and the attendant benefits of university research to industry and society.

Event: TAMEST Forum on "The Research Mission of Universities"

When: Thursday, May 19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: The Avaya Auditorium, ACES Building, The University of Texas at Austin

Who: Texas leaders from industry and academia

Panelists:

  • David G. Booth, chairman and co-CEO, Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Ray M. Bowen, chairman, National Science Board, former president, Texas A&M University
  • Michael S. Brown, Nobel Laureate and Regental Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • David E. Daniel, president, UT Dallas, former TAMEST president
  • J. Tinsley Oden, associate vice president for research and director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, former TAMEST president
  • Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Moderator: Larry Faulkner, president, Houston Endowment, former president, The University of Texas at Austin

About TAMEST

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas 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. Members include Texas Nobel Laureates and more than 240 National Academies members.

For more information, contact: Kent Nutt, 512-471-0575.