Texas Academy of Math and Science (TAMS)

Teen in finals for top science prize

Wed, Feb 1, 2012

11:53 PM CST on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Kurtis Carsch, a senior in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas, was named one of 40 finalists in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search. Carsch, who has worked on developing a more efficient way to convert methane gas into methanol, competed with more than 1,800 high school seniors across the country. He will present his research March 8-13 in Washington, D.C., where he will compete for the grand prize of a $100,000 four-year scholarship. “I have a lot to do before March 8,” said Carsch...

Brilliant Young Minds At The University of North Texas

Fri, Jan 27, 2012

DENTON — Go past the doors of McConnell Hall at the, and you will meet some of the youngest students on campus.  You will also meet some of the most brilliant minds in Texas. “I do research in Lubbock with the.  I’m working on temperature regulation of cotton at different water levels.” That’s 18-year-old Tucker Pope.  He’s a sophomore at the university, but he's actually a high school senior. “I got in as a 9th grader, but didn't feel mature enough to come here then.” Pope and his classmates are part of a UNT tradition: The Texas Academy of Math and Science or TAMS....

Nine TAMS students semifinalists in research competition

Tue, Jan 24, 2012

January 23, 2012 Managing-Editor News By Caydee Ensey/Intern The Intel Science Talent Search announced the semifinalists for their competition on January 11. Out of the 300 semifinalists, UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science produced nine – fourth most in the competition. Intel STS offers high school seniors an opportunity to present their original research to professional scientists, engineers and mathematicians. The online application and related research was turned in to Intel STS in November 2011. The 1,839 applicants for the 2012 Intel STS competition represented 497 high schools. Semifinalists are...


Sun, Jan 22, 2012

University of North Texas student and recent Jeopardy! contestant Monica Thieu was most surprised by the size of quiz show?s set. ?The set is so much smaller than it looks on TV,? said the 18-year-old, who is a senior in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, a two-year residential program at the University of North Texas for high school students. But once Thieu started playing, she said, she got lost in the game. Thieu was one of 15 college students who taped episodes for the Jeopardy! College Championship on Jan. 5 and 6...

Katy Student Named Semifinalist in Intel Science Talent Search 2012

Mon, Jan 16, 2012

Nine students from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas, including Adam Su of Katy, have been named semifinalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search. TAMS tied for fourth among all schools in the nation for the most semifinalists from a single school. Only six other schools in Texas had semifinalists, and each of those schools only had one. Three hundred high school seniors are named finalists in the competition each year. This year there were more than 1,800 applicants. The Intel Science Talent Search is the oldest and one of...