Updated: Apr 24
In a Twitter thread, two Texas universities, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, highlighted impactful metrics supporting Texas innovation, jobs, and the local economy. See the highlights from both Universities below.
@UTAustin: Texas’ two flagship universities, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University generate almost Two Billion annually in total income for the Texas economy through their combined research activity, creating and supporting Texas jobs, producing innovative technologies, and bolstering local economies.
@TAMU: Billions of additional dollars are generated every year for the Texas economy from spin-off and startup companies spurred by research activity at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.
@UTAustin: Not only are The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University researchers at the forefront of their disciplines, but their cutting-edge research attracts highly recruiting graduate students and provides high impact learning opportunities for undergraduate researchers.
@TAMU: Thanks to the state of Texas for supporting the research endeavor at Texas’ two flagship universities. Our research strives to improve instruction in the lab and classroom while improving the lives of Texans in every corner of the state.
Both of these flagship universities are contributing to the local economy of Texas through their innovation and focus on technology. Read the full thread here.
The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University have partnered on several initiatives to contribute to these goals. One of them being AURA-Texas, the Academy of Undergraduate Researchers Across Texas is a collaboration between UT’s Office of Undergraduate Research and the LAUNCH office at Texas A&M University. AURA-Texas gives exceptional student researchers the chance to network with counterparts at another institution, attend professional development workshops, and showcase the ways in which their research serves the state of Texas.
Photo courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin Twitter account.