Lockheed Martin, Texas A&M Team Up On F-35 Production

Texas A&M Today – Preparing for the take off of faster production, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are investigating the use of advanced industrial engineering tools and procedures to study F-35 rate production.

A&M Researchers Unveil Freight Delivery Without Trucks

The Texas Tribune – Back in 1998, the federal government asked the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to find a way of moving freight that didn’t use trucks on highways. Eighteen years later, the researchers debuted the first Freight Shuttle System prototype on Friday.

Texas A&M selected to participate in nationwide fossil-fuel efficiency project

The Eagle &endash; Texas A&M University is one of nine schools nationwide to be selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory to contribute to a $20 million project aimed at improving the usage of fossil fuels.

Texas A&M CIADM selected to assist in continued development of new anthrax vaccine

The Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM), dedicated to developing and manufacturing drugs and vaccines for emergencies, will produce an intranasal anthrax vaccine candidate under a task order issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This is the first task order issued to the Texas A&M center and will enhance protection from anthrax disease.

Texas A&M students win Rice Business Plan Competition

Houston Chronicle – TriFusion Devices from Texas A&M University won nearly $400,000 in cash and prizes as the grand prize winner of the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition.

The Hyperloop Got Its Design Preview At Texas A&M This Weekend

Texas Monthly – According to Elon Musk, there four modes of transportation: Planes, trains, cars, and boats. That’s true, at least as far as crossing large distances are concerned. So when Musk introduced the concept of the Hyperloop back in 2012—declaring it the fifth mode of transportation—people were understandably excited by the potential.

A&M a good place to hold the Hyperloop competition

The Eagle – That this weekend’s events were held at A&M speaks well for the university and its Dwight Look College of Engineering. Simply put, A&M was invited to host this weekend because of the reputation the college has in the engineering community. Already, a number of Aggies are working for SpaceX, helping design the future of space travel.

New High Speed Internet Coming to College Station

Bryan-College Station first in Texas to receive Gigabit service


Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz discusses Suddenlink announcement (City of College Station)

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Suddenlink is now offering Internet service with up to 1 Gigabit-per-second download speed throughout Bryan and College Station, making this area the first community in Texas to receive this Suddenlink service.

This is great news for the Brazos Valley area, and it puts us in front of other cities…
Councilmember James Benham

“This is great news for the Brazos Valley area, and it puts us in front of other cities – even larger metro areas – in offering communications services that are vital to future growth,” said City Councilmember and Research Valley Technology Council Chairman James Benham. “By making us their first 1-Gig city in Texas, Suddenlink is not only providing a great new service and a tool for economic development, but also showing a tremendous commitment to the growth and future of the Brazos Valley with its investments here.”

Suddenlink Southwest Region Senior Vice President of Operations Dave Gilles said the company’s initiative (Operation GigaSpeed) differs from those of Google and AT&T, which only offer Gigabit service to a few neighborhoods in primarily urban markets. “We’re making our service available in all of the neighborhoods and households passed by our network throughout the Bryan-College Station area,” said Gilles, adding that local businesses also have access to the new service, along with customized Suddenlink services capable of multi-Gigabit speeds.

“Access to this level of Internet speed is extremely important to our citizens and businesses – those who are here now, and those we hope to attract in the future,” said College Station Mayor Nancy Berry. “If you’re shopping around for a new city, this technology edge will be hard to pass up.”

As part of Operation GigaSpeed, Suddenlink introduced its first phase of Internet speed increases in Bryan-College Station in December. Residential high-speed Internet customers with current download speeds up to 75 and 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) will also be moved to services with download speeds up to 100 and 200 Mbps, respectively, at no added charge.

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James Benham, Research Valley Technology Council

Skip Ogle, Suddenlink