Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University Engineering Extension Service prepare emergency responders for real-world situations with one of the largest and most advanced training complexes. In 2015, they helped more than 173,000 people from every U.S. state and territory, and 81 countries worldwide.
Our university’s Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) is one of three U.S. facilities funded by the government to develop drugs to fight influenza and other biological and chemical threats. The CIADM can make 50 million vaccines in 4 months.
We have the largest, most sophisticated veterinary medical disaster response team in the nation. The VET focuses this capacity on ensuring that dogs and mounted units are in the best condition possible to save the lives of humans in distress and also provide treatment for resident animals impacted by disasters, so that they stand the best chance for reuniting with their owners.
COFFEE RUST IS A PLANT DISEASE THAT HAS CAUSED MORE THAN $1BILLION IN ECONOMIC DAMAGE ACROSS LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN SINCE 2012.
It seriously threatens the coffee industry and the livelihoods of those who make their living by it. The Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University partnered with the global coffee industry and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide farmers in the affected regions with quality, high-yielding, rust-resistant coffee varieties that will secure their livelihoods and save our joe.
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) develops solutions to the problems and challenges facing all modes of transportation. Working on behalf of more than 200 sponsors at all levels of government and the private sector, TTI conducts 600+ research projects a year, totaling about $60 million in research expenditures.
In the laboratory and the classroom, TTI researchers help prepare students for transportation careers as well as provide innovative solutions to modern transportation challenges.
More than 540,000 TTI-patented highway safety devices are in use in the United States and throughout the world. In the U.S. alone, these devices have been credited with saving more than 10,000 lives.
Researchers in the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at Texas A&M University at Galveston are developing solutions to improve how coastal communities protect lives and prevent losses when natural disasters strike.
We have consistently enrolled more female engineering students in the freshmen class than most universities in the nation. Female engineers at Texas A&M are currently working on designs for affordable solutions for clean drinking water, inventing medical diagnostic equipment for neglected diseases and working on local solutions for low-income communities.