The very first TAMS Alumni Reception was a success. Thank you to everyone who attended, with a special thanks to Meaghan Hildinger for organizing the event. By the numbers:
- Total: 173
- Alumni: 131
- Plus Ones: 32
- UNT Staff: 10
Class of 2006, 1996, and Charter Class were honored, but we had alumni present from 19 different classes. The classes with the most representation:
- 1996: 55
- 2006: 24
- 2011: 11
- 2014: 6
Class of 2006
We don’t have a date for 2017 yet. To receive information of future official TAMS events, keep your contact info up-to-date: https://tams.unt.edu/alumni/update-your-info
Dr. de Oliveira is traveling this summer, and Meaghan has arranged for alumni gatherings while he’s visiting.
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 6pm
City Tap House of DC – Penn Quarter
901 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 6pm
Alden & Harlow
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 6pm
Club Lucky, Cocktail Lounge
1824 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
If you’re interested in attending these events and didn’t get an invite, send an email to the alumni coordinator, Meaghan Hildinger, for details.
Please welcome the Class of 2016 into the Alumni Association!
This is a great group of TAMSters. The wonderful ceremony included a moving speech by Distinguished Alumni Speaker Edward Requenez.
Interested in attending the alumni reception this June, but didn’t get an invite? Send an email to the alumni coordinator, Meaghan Hildinger, for details.
A big thanks to all for hosting and attending the 3.14th annual TAMS Pi Day. The Alumni Association thanks you for making this happen. TAMS Pi Day is a unique opportunity for alumni of all ages to gather and celebrate being a TAMSter. If you missed it this year, please do consider hosting and/or attending next year.
And if you’d like to donate to the Alumni Association*, please visit http://www.tamsalumni.org/donations/
For gifts of $100 and above, you will also receive pi(e). Rachel Malone, TAMS class of 2002 and owner of Archer Custom Designs, has designed an awesome pi(e) plate as a thank you gift for your donation. When you donate, we will reach out to get your mailing address for plate shipping.
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.)
We awarded the 2014 TAMS Alumni Association Scholarship (which covers the full 2014-2015 TAMS Program Charge) to Emma Holmes, of Allen. Congratulations, Emma – and thank you to all whose generous donations made this possible!
Victoria Barrera, of Pflugerville, came in a close second. Our original intent was to award a single scholarship. We liked Victoria’s application so much, we awarded her a second, smaller scholarship.
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!