Texas Academy of Math and Science (TAMS)

Big brains, big money

Wed, Sep 24, 2014 - 8:39am

Hey, kids – need a good reason to apply yourself in school? How about 185,000 of them?

That’s what former Lovejoy High School student and 17-year-old Allen resident Heidi Zettl may get. Zettl is one of 12 students in the country to be named a semifinalist for a $185,000 scholarship from the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

Zettl’s entry, “Synthetic Nerves,” offers a possible cure for peripheral nerve damage. Inspired by her mother, who sustained from peripheral nerve damage for years due to an auto accident, as well as one of the speakers at the Academy’s Congress in Washington, D.C...

UNT TAMS student to present engineering research at international conference

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 - 11:41am

Aditya Vaidya is conducting advanced engineering research at the University of North Texas that could help cities better manage mosquito-borne illness outbreaks. Vaidya is just 16-years-old.

Vaidya is a first-year student in UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, and will present his research at the annual Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics in Newport Beach, Calif., on Sept. 23.

Vaidya, working with Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Armin R. Mikler, created a computer model that uses weather and climate change data to...

UNT TAMS students nominated as 2014 Goldwater Scholars

Fri, Mar 28, 2014 - 1:16pm

Two Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science(TAMS) students at the University of North Texas have been named 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. Annabel Wang and Sivabalan Manivasagam were selected to be among the country’s most prestigious scholarships awarded to students planning careers in mathematics, science and engineering.

All college sophomores and juniors are eligible to compete for the scholarships, which provide up to $7,500 for tuition, fees, books and room...

UNT students create science experiment boxes for Denton children

Fri, Feb 7, 2014 - 2:17pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Denton parents can build volcanoes and simulate lunar eclipses after school or on weekends with their children, thanks to science experiment boxes now available at Denton Public Library locations. Students in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science program at the University of North Texas created the boxes, which are ideal for children ages 4-10 and are now available for check out at Denton Public Library locations. The students will be recognized for their work with an official proclamation by Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs at the Feb. 18 (Tuesday) Denton City Council meeting. The experiments will help...

TAMS students create kits with experiment supplies, instructions

Fri, Feb 7, 2014 - 1:59pm

In addition to collections of books, movies and music, the Denton Public Library will now have another item to check out — science experiments.

Starting today, each branch of the library will have about 30 boxes of science experiment supplies and instructions, created by high school students in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science program at the University of North Texas.

Each box will contain about three experiments focusing on the same subject, such as magnetism or chemical reactions, and will include instructions and the necessary supplies that aren’t common household goods, said Kevin Roden, assistant...