Texas Academy of Math and Science (TAMS)

UNT, TAMS students to compete at international competition

Tue, Mar 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

At the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference, 23 students from UNT and TAMS will participate in the competition for young entrepreneurs. 

All 23 competed at the Texas Career Development Conference to qualify for the international event, set for April 19-22 in Anaheim, California. 

The students compete in teams or as individuals in categories that test skills for their future professions. For example, there's competitions for finance specialists, event planners and advertisers. 

Of the UNT students who advanced, 19 are enrolled in Texas Academy of...

Students to make presentations in Austin

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 - 9:15pm

Next month, two students will get to present at the Texas Capitol as part of Undergraduate Research Day.

Robert Presley Smith and Prateek Kalakunta are two of 75 students across the state who will get to present their research at the capitol, tour the building and meet with legislators Tuesday, March 28.

Smith, a senior studying mechanical and energy engineering, is looking at how to create electricity in new ways. Right now, he’s looking at how to use the sun’s rays to create heat and conduct electricity.

Kalakunta, who is in high school through UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, focuses on...

NASA-sponsored learning camp at UNT launches imaginations into orbit

Sat, Feb 11, 2017 - 11:28pm

By Matt Payne

On a bright, unseasonably warm February afternoon, 20 pairs of young, awestruck eyes gazed straight toward the sun.

That’s frowned upon by eye doctors, but these 20 youngsters equipped themselves with Eclipse Shades — glasses made with a black polymer filter that blocks all light except for that from the sun.

In practice for watching the solar eclipse that will occur on Aug. 21, the students stared into the sunlight. And, metaphorically speaking, into potential futures in science, technology, engineering and math.

“I learned so much I didn’t think was possible in science,” said Sanger ISD...

TAMS trying to recruit 14-year-old Mohamed

By Jenna Duncan

At a news conference in front of his Irving home, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who earlier this week was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, declared he wants to go to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science.

“But since the charges have already been dropped, I will have to say that I really want to go to [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] and TAMS,” he said Wednesday in front of a group of reporters.

TAMS staff, alumni and students are now trying to get him there, and staff are working to arrange a private tour of the program for Mohamed and his family. While he wouldn’t...

TAMS offers Texas teens a college fast track

Tue, Jul 28, 2015 - 12:40pm

Leaving home at the age of 16 isn’t common for most teens, but the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science on the University of North Texas campus provides just that opportunity. It’s a residential program for gifted and talented students considering STEM careers and looking for a more rigorous curriculum.

“I somewhat knew what to expect based on the different programs that I did before but I didn’t really expect it to be as full of opportunities as it was,” Mathew Black of Leonard said. “There’s pretty much anything that you could want to do there whereas coming from a smaller town, there’s not nearly many opportunities...