TEES celebrates 100th anniversary at state capitol

April 2, 2015
| By: Amy Halbert

More than 100 years of Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) innovation was on display March 30 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Researchers from myriad disciplines demonstrated technologies that will lead TEES into its next century of discovery.

TEES researchers joined their colleagues from the agency’s regional divisions at Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M University-Texarkana in providing visitors and legislators with first-hand demonstrations of their innovations. The engineering technologies on display represented innovations that will impact the medical field, homeland safety and security, the energy industry and space exploration.

To wrap up the celebration of TEES’ anniversary, Chancellor John Sharp presented Representative Charlie Geren with a certificate honoring his great-grandfather, Dr. Frederick Giesecke. Giesecke served as director of TEES from 1928-1939.  He was noted for leading TEES through the Great Depression, as well as overseeing construction on some of Texas A&M University’s most iconic buildings, such as the Academic Building And Williams Administration Building.

Photo, left to right: Dr. M. Katherine Banks, Rep. Kyle Kacal ‘92, Rep. John Otto ‘70, Geren, Rep. John Raney ‘69, Rep. John Wray ‘93, Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton ’98 and Sharp.

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