TAMUS System News

New Texas A&M System Center Eyed for Downtown Fort Worth

New Texas A&M System Center Eyed for Downtown Fort Worth

Hub for collaboration with industry would rise alongside new law school building. BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Fort Worth government and business leaders and Texas A&M University System officials are working together on plans to build a new downtown research campus to spur innovation and business development.   The shared vision is to create a hub…

Texas A&M System to receive $727.4 million for Capital Projects

Texas A&M System to receive $727.4 million for Capital Projects

Gov. Abbott Signs Law for $3.35 billion in Statewide Higher Ed Capital Spending  BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A new arts and media building in Corpus Christi. An agriculture education complex in Commerce. Health sciences education facilities in Stephenville, McAllen, Laredo and San Antonio. These are among the projects that will benefit generations of students in…

Sharp applauds Legislature for Capital Projects Funding Support

Sharp applauds Legislature for Capital Projects Funding Support

Total more than $727 million for Texas A&M universities; $300 million for TDEM  BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Generations of Texans are poised to benefit from action by the Texas Legislature Tuesday to fund $3.35 billion in specific capital projects for Texas higher education institutions. Capital projects at universities of The Texas A&M University System would…

Bush Combat Development Complex receives $96.2M Army research contract

Bush Combat Development Complex receives $96.2M Army research contract

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — On Sept. 30, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) transitioned from the $65 million cooperative agreement awarded in 2019 to an up to $96.2 million, five-year contract from the U.S. Army for its George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) to continue research and technology development in support of critical…

Texas A&M System’s TV Show Premieres in State’s Biggest Markets

Texas A&M System’s TV Show Premieres in State’s Biggest Markets

New Episodes of “Around Texas With Chancellor John Sharp” Begin This Week BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The TV show Around Texas With Chancellor John Sharp is going statewide. The second season of the show that features the leader of The Texas A&M University System will be broadcast in the largest markets in Texas – and…

Buildings to be lit up in blue at all 13 Texas A&M University System campuses for World Teachers’ Day

Buildings to be lit up in blue at all 13 Texas A&M University System campuses for World Teachers’ Day

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Blue lights will once again shine bright on Texas A&M University System campuses across the state Tuesday in recognition of World Teachers’ Day. The 11 universities in the A&M System, the RELLIS Campus in Bryan and the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) will illuminate a total of…

California Utility Expands Use of  Texas A&M Wildfire Prevention System

California Utility Expands Use of Texas A&M Wildfire Prevention System

PG&E engineers call outage prediction tool ‘fundamental’ to reducing risk BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The threat of catastrophic wildfires has led California investor-owned utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to significantly expand its use of a tool developed at Texas A&M University that helps stop fires before they start. The tool is called Distribution…

Texas A&M faculty get $7.7 million to advance their research

Texas A&M faculty get $7.7 million to advance their research

BRYAN/ COLLEGE-STATION, Texas — Thirteen distinguished faculty members from across Texas A&M University have been honored as 2021 Chancellor’s Enhancing Development and Generating Excellence in Scholarship (EDGES) Fellows. The fellowships — which come with more than $7.7 million in funding — are just the latest investment The Texas A&M University System has made to recruit…

Dr. Mark Weichold accepts Texas A&M System position

Dr. Mark Weichold accepts Texas A&M System position

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Effective September 13, Dr. Mark Weichold will join The Texas A&M University System as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Weichold has served as interim provost and executive vice president since January 2021. “We are looking forward to Dr. Weichold bringing his vast experience to the A&M System’s academic initiatives,” said Chancellor…

Texas A&M announces contract extension for Coach Jimbo Fisher

Texas A&M announces contract extension for Coach Jimbo Fisher

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents voted today to extend the contract for Aggie football coach Jimbo Fisher an additional four years through the 2031 season. The Board authorized Texas A&M President Katherine Banks to execute the coach’s employment contract in conjunction with Director of Athletics Ross Bjork. “I…

MEDIA ADVISORY: TEXAS A&M SYSTEM REGENTS TO MEET WEDNESDAY

MEDIA ADVISORY: TEXAS A&M SYSTEM REGENTS TO MEET WEDNESDAY

BRYAN/ COLLEGE-STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will convene at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 for a telephonic meeting to consider authorizing Texas A&M University President Kathy Banks to negotiate an amended contract for Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher.The board will immediately recess to executive session after convening. Following the…

Texas A&M System Regents OK Budget, Capital Projects

Texas A&M System Regents OK Budget, Capital Projects

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System’s Board of Regents on Thursday approved a $9.6 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2022 and added $551.5 million in new projects to the System’s five-year capital plan. The new operating budget represents a 53 percent increase although most of the additional money is federal “pass-through”…

Media Advisory: Texas A&M System Regents to Meet Thursday

Media Advisory: Texas A&M System Regents to Meet Thursday

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas —The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will convene at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, August 26, in Room 1124 at the Texas A&M Transportation (TTI) Building, 1111 RELLIS Parkway, Bryan. The board will immediately recess to executive session. The Board will reconvene at 1:30 p.m. in Rooms 1107-1109 in the Center for…

Texas A&M System Board of Regents Votes to Support SEC Expansion

Texas A&M System Board of Regents Votes to Support SEC Expansion

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System voted to issue the following statement Wednesday at its meeting to discuss possible expansion of the Southeastern Conference: The decision in 2011 to join the Southeastern Conference has strengthened the position of Texas A&M University as a national leader in college…