The blog posts have slowed, but the Alumni Association hasn’t! Let’s follow the old journal keeping adage to not try and catch up. Instead, here’s a link to an end of year letter covering the great progress we’ve made. (SPOILER: 12-15 scholarships in 2019, not one but two fully-funded endowments, and success with the legislature!)
Hooray for Ed! And – by association: Hooray for us!
See the press release here for the serious stuff, and see below for more details on the research that won Ed Boyden (Class of 1995) one of the 2016 Breakthrough awards.
This year was the first year for the TAMS Alumni Association to participate in TAMS Convocation. While Convocation announces the Second Years’ achievements, we awarded three scholarships to incoming First Years. These awards help defray the costs of the Program Fee now imposed on all students. The recipients:
- Bihan Jiang, of Grapevine, full program fees ($1300)
- Frederick Wang, of Frisco, 1/2 program fees ($650)
- Jagath Vytheeswaran, of Plano, 1/2 program fees ($650)
Thanks to the Alumni donations that made these scholarships possible!
The University of North Texas named Glênisson de Oliveira as the new TAMS dean, replacing Dr Richard Sinclair, who recently retired after 22 years with TAMS. All we hear are good things about him. (See articles on UNT.edu and from the North Texan for more info.)
The TAMS Alumni Association is on the lookout for speakers for the 2014 TAMS graduation. Since we’re coming up on the 25th anniversary of TAMS, wouldn’t it be great to hear from a member of the founding class? If you’d like to share your 25 years of accumulated nerdly wisdom with your fellow TAMSters, let us know!