Thank you for your interest in donating to the Texas Academy of Science. 

 

To donate to TAS or purchase a vendor table for the conference, please click here

The Texas Academy of Science promotes scientific research in Texas colleges and universities, encourages research as a part of student learning and enhances the continuing development of its professional and student members.  First founded by teachers as the Academy of Science in Texas in 1880, the organization as we know it now emerged around 1929 and included a physicist, a botanist, a mathematician and two biologists as its founding members.  Now, TAS publishes a peer-reviewed journal (The Texas Journal of Science since 1949), conducts an annual meeting that highlights research across 16 sections that include disciplines across the sciences and provides expert testimony on policy issues related to STEM or science education.  The majority of current TAS members are students.

Since 1998, TAS has awarded $88,500 directly to support research of nearly 100 students across all educational levels (B.S. or B.A., M.S. and Ph.D.).  Some of our early student award winners now hold faculty or research positions in Texas (i.e. Matt Barnes at Texas Tech, Matt Chumchal at TCU, Travis LaDuc now at UT-Austin, Robert Puckett at Texas A&M, and Jason Locklin at Temple College).  Others award winners continue to work toward completion of their Ph.D.s in highly-competitive programs.  Each one can describe how even a small grant award made a difference in their life as a scientist.

Annually, TAS seeks to:

  1. Provide a competitive grant competition for research awards to students
  2. Recognize excellence in presentation skills, both oral and poster presentations
  3. Supply funding to local TAS Student Chapters for travel to meetings


All donated funds are tax deductible.  For the annual meeting, we offer the option of a table for Vendors that can be combined with any of five donation levels, each with specific benefits.  Each donation level receives all the benefits of the lower donation levels as well. Donation made after the registration deadline for a particular meeting will be included in the following years meeting information.

 

Donation Level Donation Amount Benefits Received
TAS Vendor $100  
TAS Science Fan $50 to $99 Your name or company logo will appear in the printed program material available to each attendee at the annual meeting and mentioned in the annual meeting banquet.
TAS Science Promoter $100 to $249 Your name or company logo will appear on the online annual meeting scheduling system (when it becomes active).*
TAS Science Benefactor $250 to $499 Your name or company logo, along with a link to your website, will appear on the page of annual meeting information (which includes the hotels list, registration information, and any other updated information as we approach the annual meeting).**
TAS Science Enthusiast $500 to $999 Your name or company logo will appear on a "Our Sponsors" page, available to be reached through the Texas Academy of Science menu system for 12 months.  You can also include a link to your website for individuals to click through.
TAS Science Champion $1,000 or more Your name or company logo will appear in the advertising region below the home page menu system and announcements, in a random rotation with the other sponsors at this level, for 12 months.  You can also include a link to your website for individuals to click through.

 

Vendor table at the meetings:  $100
 Sponsors, vendors, and non-profit organizations  can request a table at the next annual meeting of the Texas Academy of Science.  The cost for a table is $100.  We ask vendors also choose among the additional sponsorship categories to obtain the additional benefits of sponsorship.  We also strongly encourage vendors to register for the meeting. To purchase a table at the meeting, please make sure to select the "vendor table" option on the form.

 

Once you choose to donate, we will contact you (if needed) to get an image file.  Image files should be 180x180, 300x250, or 728x180.  Listing of logos or names on the website, annual meeting page, and abstract management page is in sequential order based on when the donation is received. If you have a website address, that can be provided for individuals to click on your image and reach your home page.   Please note, this current list of donation levels, benefits, and amounts may be changed in the future.  Any benefits you receive from a donation will be based on the benefits available at the time of donation.

 To donate to TAS, please click here

To visit our sponsors page, please click here

* The meeting abstract page is available year round, although it is usually not accessed following the annual meeting. 
The page will be "reset" approximately 2 months prior to the next annual meeting.  Logos or names will be added as donations are received.
** The annual meeting information page is initially available approximately 4 to 5 months prior to the annual meeting,
and will be available up to 6 months after the meeting.  Logos or names will be added as donations are received.