TAMEST 2023 Annual Conference - Protégé Nomination

The TAMEST Protégé Program is designed as a mentorship tool for early-career researchers (ideally within 15 years of their first academic appointment) or early-career industry professionals who will benefit from engagement with our highly-accomplished members. TAMEST members may nominate one protégé to join them at the conference.

Your protégé will be invited to attend the 2023 TAMEST Annual Conference at the InterContinental Houston-Medical Center at the discounted rate of $75. The conference begins with an opening reception at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. TAMEST will also host a poster challenge exclusively for protégés (see additional information below).

For more information, please contact Stephanie Shaw (stephanie.shaw@austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-3823).



The TAMEST Protégé Poster Contest will recognize research that could have significant impact on scientific understanding and society. Posters will be available for viewing on the first full day of the conference, Wednesday, May 24.

Three protégé poster challenge participants will be selected to become finalists. Finalists will be invited to an exclusive VIP breakfast session with TAMEST leadership and special guests; networking opportunities with distinguished leaders of the Texas research and business community; and the opportunity to present their poster on the main stage to the TAMEST conference audience (five-minute presentation by finalists on May 25, 2023). Finalists also receive a post-event publicity and recognition certificate. 


TAMEST staff will reach out to registered protégés with information on participating in the poster contest.  

Please note: Protégé submissions received after Friday, April 28, 2023 are invited to attend the conference; however, their name and photo will not be included in printed conference materials.