Texas A&M Engineering
Texas A&M Engineering is comprised of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, an integral part of Texas A&M University, and three state engineering agencies that provide engineering research, education, and outreach: Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). Nearly 10,500 engineering majors are enrolled in the 12 departments of Dwight Look College of Engineering. The faculty is dedicated to teaching, research, and discovery in all of the major engineering fields. TEES conducts quality research and provides practical engineering solutions to critical state and national needs through partnerships with communities, business and industry, and other academic institutions. TTI conducts research, technology transfer, and professional education in all modes of transportation and its interfaces, and develops diverse human resources for the transportation industry. TEEX works to develop a highly skilled and educated workforce and enhances public safety and the health and economic growth of the state through training, continuing education, and technical assistance. Texas A&M Engineering ranks among the finest and most comprehensive engineering programs in the nation.
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
World renowned for its hands-on, customized training, TEEX offers a wide range of technical, skills training programs aimed at employed workers and those entering the labor force. In 2009, TEEX provided training and technical assistance to more than 194,000 people from all 50 states, five U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and 56 countries through 5,600 classes conducted annually across the nation and world.
Home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC), TEEX has been at the forefront of preparing emergency responders to combat terrorist incidents involving weapons of mass destruction prior to the events of 9/11. TEEX also led the initiative to form Texas Task Force 1, both a state and national urban search and rescue team, and established the first swift water rescue strike team. Texas Task Force 1 has been selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as one of six teams in the United States to respond to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction.
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
TTI researchers study virtually every aspect of transportation. TTI’s program of practical, applied research helps hundreds of sponsors address a range of transportation challenges. For example, through decades of research in the highway area-planning, design, construction, maintenance, safety and operations, virtually every mile of roadway in Texas has been positively impacted by some aspect of the TTI program.
TTI’s greatest strength is its people, many of whom are recognized national and international leaders in their fields. The TTI program, in addition to providing useful research results, is also instrumental in training and educating the workforce of the future.
TEES partners with industries, communities, and academic institutions to solve problems to help improve the quality of life, promote economic development and enhance the educational systems of Texas. They also promote new technology education and investigate problems in health and the environment. TEES serves as a catalyst for collaborations that position Texas to be especially competitive for federal dollars and plays a major role in strengthening research leadership across the state. Since the agency’s inception in 1914, their purpose has been to conduct research to produce answers to urban difficulties and thus enhance the quality of life in Texas.
Texas Center for Applied Technology
TCAT works closely with the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, the eleven universities within the A&M System, as well as the seven state agencies and the health science center under the A&M System’s purview.