Visiting TAMS

Preview Day

Welcome to the Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science Preview Day. We are excited you will be joining us on this digital journey exploring the important details of TAMS and what opportunities are available to students.

Preview Days are for parents, educators, and students in grades 7–11. We will be providing digital sessions to attend where you will learn about TAMS by gathering details on the curriculum and research opportunities, track selection, and have an opportunity to meet staff and students. Each set of sessions will be a collaboration of exploration by you followed by an online chat with us. In these chats, you will have an opportunity to ask questions. We are providing a chat session at different times on different days throughout the semester for you and your family’s convenience. 

Ready to begin? Take notes, write down your questions, and let’s do this together!

First, we suggest you explore the FAQ's available here.

Second, explore our video content and YouTube channel here.
Our recommended videos are as follows:

Video Title Speaker Link
Traits of a Good TAMS Applicant Dr. Brent Jones Click Here
TAMS Research 2020 Dr. James Duban Click Here
TAMS McConnell Hall Tour Student Led Click Here
TAMS to Eagles Scholarship Overview Dr. Bethany Blackstone Click Here
TAMS Class of 2019 Senior Video Student Led Click Here

Then, join us for one of our Preview Day Webinars with Q&A listed below. Each one will last approximately one hour. 

Please be sure to register for your event as we will send you the Zoom webinar details one day ahead of time based on your registration with us.

Date Time Topic Special Guest & Division Registration
Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:00 pm General Dean, Dr. Glennison de Oliveira - Dean's Office Closed
Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:00 am Academics & Admissions Associate Dean, Dr. Eric Gruver - Admissions and Academics Closed
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:00 pm Student Life Assistant Dean, Russ Stukel - Student Life Closed
Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:00 pm Financial Aid Director of Finance and Operations, Ms. Cortney Watson - Dean's Office Closed
Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:00 pm Application Admissions Coordinator, Ms. Laura Beauchamp - Admissions Closed
Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:00 am Research Associate Dean, Dr. James Duban - Research and National Scholarships Closed
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:00 pm Academics & Admissions Associate Dean, Dr. Eric Gruver - Admissions and Academics Closed
Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:00 am Students Alumni and Students - Experience of TAMS Register
Saturday, September 26, 2020 5:00 pm Financial Aid Director of  Finance and Operations, Ms. Cortney Watson - Dean's Office Register
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:00 pm Student Life Assistant Dean, Russ Stukel - Student Life Register
Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00 pm Academics & Admissions Associate Dean, Dr. Eric Gruver - Admissions and Academics Register
Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:00 am Students Alumni and Students - Experience of TAMS Register
Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:00 am Research Associate Dean, Dr. James Duban - Research and National Scholarships Register
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:00 pm Application Admissions Coordinator, Ms. Laura Beauchamp - Admissions Register
Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:00 pm Student Life Assistant Dean, Russ Stukel - Student Life Register
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:00 pm Financial Aid Director of  Finance and Operations, Ms. Cortney Watson - Dean's Office Register
Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:00 pm Academics & Admissions Associate Dean, Dr. Eric Gruver - Admissions and Academics Register
Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:00 am Financial Aid Director of  Finance and Operations, Ms. Cortney Watson - Dean's Office Register
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 pm Application Admissions Coordinator, Ms. Laura Beauchamp - Admissions Register
Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:00 pm Student Life Assistant Dean, Russ Stukel - Student Life Register
Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:00 am Academics & Admissions Associate Dean, Dr. Eric Gruver - Admissions and Academics Register
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:00 pm Financial Aid Director of  Finance and Operations, Ms. Cortney Watson - Dean's Office Register
Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:00 pm Financial Aid Director of  Finance and Operations, Ms. Cortney Watson - Dean's Office Register
Wednesday, January 12, 2021 6:00 pm Application Admissions Coordinator, Ms. Laura Beauchamp - Admissions Register
Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:00 am Student Life Assistant Dean, Russ Stukel - Student Life Register
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:00 pm Academics & Admissions Associate Dean, Dr. Eric Gruver - Admissions and Academics Register

Please click here to sign up for future updates to our scheduling.

Webinars

All sessions this Fall will be online. Please see Preview Days and Spend a Days for access to our events.

Spend-A-Day

In lieu of our normally scheduled Spend a Days, we are providing webinars this semester for a Day in the Life events where prospective students will meet with and ask questions of current students within the TAMS Program. There will be no shadowing at this time and student participation is not limited. 

Please be sure to register for your event as we will send you the Zoom webinar details one day ahead of time based on your registration with us.

Date Time Registration
Friday, September 4, 2020 6:00 pm Closed
Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 pm Register
Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00 pm Register
Friday, November 20, 2020 6:00 pm Register

**NOTE: In an effort to keep our community safe and to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Spend-A-Day is suspended for Fall 2020. Please check back for possible resumption in spring 2021.