The Aerie, Yearbook of the University of North Texas, 1992 Page: 45

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TAMS:
Continuing in Excellence
by Paul Klipp

The Texas Academy of Math
and Science program cantinued
to offer high school students the
opportunity to enter college
early and pusue a college
education while completing
their last two years of high
school.
To be approved for the
program, a high school student
had to recieve
recommendations from teachers
and complete a series of
interview requirements.
Once in the program, the
Texas Academy of Math and
Science Students move into
McConnell Hall and adopt a
fixed schedule for the first
semester of classes. The sched-
ule concentrates on math and
science courses, English and
History. Only aftertheir first
semsemester are Texas Acad-
emy of Math and Science
Students allowed to plan their

schedules or take elective
courses.
A number of T.A.M.S. were
recognised by the academic
community.
Eleven T.A.M.S. students from
teh Houston area recieved
summer internships at the
Houston Advanced Research
Center.
The students selected for the
internships will workat least 40
hours a week on a research
project under the directionof a
HARC staff member. Instead of
recieving grades or credit for
their work, each student will
recieve a $2,500 stipend from
teh Houston Livestock Show
and Rodeo.
The students submitted oral
and written reports on their
internships to. the center and to
the academy.
Julie Covach, T.A.M.S. pro-
gram specialist, said the acad-

emy considers letters of intent
and fall 1991 gradesin awarding
the internships.
"They [students] have to say
how the internship would tie
into future career goals," said
Covach. "Most of them are
interested in science as a career,
and one of the most important
things they learn through
HARC internships is how to
approach research. It helps
them get their foot in the door
for future research opportuni-
ties."
Intern recipients were: Jay
Small, Galen Davis, Julliet
Howes, Hien Le, Sarah Miller,
Devin Trousdale, Tho Truong,
Natalie Tarrant, Jeff Elms,
Christie Hall, and Amy Horton.

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