The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science is a residential program for high school-aged Texas students who are high achievers and interested in mathematics and science. There are no highschool courses taught. Everyone lives in McConnell Hall. The hall has two common rooms, a kitchenette, and rooms. Besides serving as a study area during quiet hours, the Smitty serves as a public room, featuring a ping-pong table, pool table, and a useless foosball table. TAMS has a number of student activities and events, ranging from clubs like Mu Alpha Theta and Junior Engineering Technical Society to performance groups like Academy Players and Dull Roar. Students may also participate in events such as proms, school dances, coffee houses, and an annual talent show. Students at TAMS are encouraged to take the opportunity of conducting research under the guidance of a professor either on or off-campus during the school year as well as the summer. The TAMS Summer Research Scholarship is offered to about 60 students per year to fund these research pursuits. There are also Most Awesome Girlfriend and Boyfriend awards which are awarded to students yearly, the most recent winner for the Boyfriend award was not awarded due to discrepancies in the poll, though Kevin was close, and Sydney won the Girlfriend award. TAMS students are subject to a set of rules, including a curfew, as set by the administration, subject to review by the student-run Judicial Board or the school's administration.
I was at TAMS the other day! They had some pretty interesting people who all played RUA!- random UNT student