Texas Academy of Math and Science (TAMS)

The Blue Man Group Plays Bass Performance Hall, 6/26-7/1

Wed, May 30, 2012 - 2:08pm

NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions today announced a new theatrical touring production of Blue Man Group will stop at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth June 26 to July 1. Single tickets start at $38.50 and are on sale now. The shows are presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. 

Although Blue Man Group has toured previously with its Megastar arena rock show, this marks the first theatrical production to tour North America. The theatrical tour features classic Blue Man moments...

Briefly in Denton: Four TAMS students earn scholarships

Tue, May 29, 2012 - 1:59pm

Four students in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science program at the Univer­sity of North Texas were named recipients of the National Merit Scholarship sponsored by U.S. colleges and universities.

Andrea Fa of Dallas, who plans to pursue a career in medicine; Kevin M. Sharp of Flower Mound, who plans to pursue a career in physics; Connie L. Cheng of Plano, who plans to pursue a career in health care; and Yesul Tina Kim of Plano, who plans to pursue a career in medicine each received scholarships from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Newsweek Ranks Kentucky Academy as America’s Top High School

Tue, May 22, 2012 - 1:39pm

To call the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science a high school, you'd have to suspend an element of reality. You’ll find no football games, pep rallies, or dismissal bells on the Kentucky campus. Instead you’d find couches designed for study halls and white boards scribbled with advanced math. Last week, one student even walked around campus in a t-shirt proclaiming, "Extreme science: What a rush."

Welcome to Gatton. Or as administrators affectionately call it, the crucible—a place with admittedly high pressure, but where every student succeeds. The school has another title, too: America's best public high...

Extra Credit: UNT student competes in Jeopardy! College Championship

Mon, Feb 6, 2012

University of North Texas student Monica Thieu will be on Jeopardy! this week. She is among students competing in the Jeopardy's 24th annual college championship. Thieu is a second year student at UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. She competes against 14 other students from across the country for a $100,000 grand prize. (Photo provided by the University of North Texas) -Diane Smith

TAMS allows super-smart high schoolers to go their own speed

Sat, Feb 4, 2012

Posted on February 4, 2012 at 12:19 AM DENTON - How many times have you heard it: Our kids are falling behind, or America needs more scientists and mathematicians. One small school on the University of North Texas campus is really making a difference. As a matter of fact, your future boss could be the right now. It’s the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, or TAMS. The 376 students who attend are regulars in the most advanced research labs on the UNT campus. These young people are among the smartest of the smart in Texas high schools. They regularly ace the toughest...