Mays Innovation Research Center Holds Special Grand Opening

Before the Aggies take on the Tide, head on over to the Mays Innovation Research Center for its special grand opening.


Texas A&M University (TAMU) has announced the grand opening of its newest project at the Mays Innovation Research Center. The Bryan/College Station community is invited to partake in this special ceremony celebrating the newest Southwest Innovation Research Lab (SwIRL).

This facility will serve as a common space for Aggies to create, experiment and dream on their own, outside of their normal classes and instruction. Students are encouraged to visit this facility to perform projects and conduct experimental research they are passionate about.

The Grand Opening will be held at the research lab, which is located at 2220 Texas Avenue South in College Station Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

While there has been a lot of buzz surrounding this event, coordinators at the university have shared that community members in attendance will not be disappointed. A handful of members from Texas A&M’s robotics club will be showcasing their latest work, proving a pleasant morning of enjoyment for all. Other research clubs will also be in attendance.

According to KBTX, a prominent goal for the future of the lab is too soon partner with Bryan and College Station ISD’s to provide youth with an opportunity to engage in the STEM field while using the lab and working alongside university students. This opportunity will not only serve as a profound educational experience but will be a mentoring opportunity too.

“As SwIRL continues to expand, one of our major goals is to grow within the community and help our younger students explore their passions at an earlier age than they currently can,” Mays Innovation Research Center Program Coordinator Alex Jantz said in an interview with KBTX.

Jantz said although she and her team have plans for further local partnerships, she welcomes feedback and suggestions from parents and community members as well.

This newly innovative research center will not only benefit students by giving them an additional place to learn and grow but will also benefit the BCS community by housing fresh and exciting research.


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Click here for the original article from KBTX.

To learn more about SwIRL, click here.