Last weekend, we were very honored to accept two PR awards for our work in K-12 education at the annual Texas Public Relations Association conference, the Best of the Southwest Communicators Conference. The awards recognized our marketing work for The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas, a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and two of Texas’ Nobel Laureates.
TAMEST is comprised of Texas’ 10 Nobel Laureates and 200+ Texas members of the National Academies. These leading scientists and engineers issued a report, The Next Frontier: Worldclass Math and Science Education for Texas, that outlined four findings and recommendations to improve K-12 math and science education in Texas.
As Dr. Mary Ann Rankin, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin and Committee Co-Chair, stated, “If we, as Texans, don’t roll up our sleeves and work together to begin providing our children with the science and math knowledge they need today – starting with training, supporting and paying great teachers – then our kids and our state will not succeed tomorrow.”
We couldn’t say it better ourselves.
We also appreciated the kudos from TAMEST members, including from Dr. James Truchard, President and CEO of National Instruments, who said, “TREW Marketing’s work on the marketing program for TAMEST’s education initiative was outstanding.”
A team effort indeed! Congrats to TAMEST and TREW for a job well-done, and more importantly, for a critical effort for K-12 students in Texas.