TEES celebrates 100 years of research innovation and service

August 25, 2014
| By: Aubrey Bloom

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Today the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) celebrates a century of engineering innovation and public service since its establishment on August 25, 1914.

“Reaching this 100 year milestone is exciting and significant, as few of the traditional experiment stations still exist today,” said Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering and director of TEES. “The key to TEES’ longevity and relevance has been its ability to remain flexible and adapt to the constant evolution of technology and remain committed to a culture of innovation.”

TEES’ mission has changed little since its inception and today focuses on performing quality research to address society’s needs, supporting the state’s workforce through education and training, and developing and transferring technology to industry.

TEES research first focused on building roads for the newly created automobile, but rapidly expanded to meet the growing needs of society. Today, TEES has established leadership engineering innovation in energy systems and services, safety and security, healthcare, materials and manufacturing, information systems and sensors, and education and training.

TEES administers more than 4,600 research projects with more than 2,700 industry partners, supports small businesses with technology challenges and contributes to the development of a trained technology workforce. The agency also has 17 regional partners at institutions of higher education in Texas and affiliations with community colleges. TEES operates a statewide network of more than 30 research centers across the state of Texas. 

To find out more about more about TEES’ history and innovations, visit our TEES 100 website.

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