UIDP30: Tour Details
March 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join fellow attendees for a look behind the scenes at some of College Station’s most notable and important sites at UIDP30 co-hosted by Texas A&M University
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The 2,000-acre RELLIS campus is a collaborative ecosystem built to foster advanced research, technology development, testing and evaluation, higher education, and hands-on career training. A former World War II Air Field has been transformed into an innovative technology and testing research hub where industry partners are encouraged to build their own research facilities. This tour will include the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and its brand new Center for Infrastructure Renewal.
The Texas A&M Global Health Research Complex (GHRC) is a 102,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art, nationally distinct high containment facility and core laboratory designed to support and advance multi-disciplinary large animal and insect vector research, education, and training opportunities for faculty at Texas A&M University and their collaborating partners. Completed in late 2019, the GHRC will represent one of only a few university facilities in the country capable of supporting research with large animals at BSL-3Ag combined with insect vectors at ACL3. Such research is critically needed to help address global infectious disease threats. Texas A&M seeks to strategically partner with pharmaceutical, vaccine, diagnostic, and animal health companies to efficiently enhance product development activities.
The Zachry Engineering Education Complex, our new modern, technology-integrated education facility the largest academic building on the Texas A&M campus, and it is unlike any other facility in the nation. The 525,000-square-foot complex will revolutionize the way Texas A&M delivers education to our undergraduate students with its student-centered design and modern learning techniques and technology. The complex includes a state-of-the-art Engineering Design Center as well as expansive instructional labs.
The Leach Teaching Gardens is a 7-acre public teaching garden that opened in 2018 and serves as a living classroom where creativity sprouts, knowledge flourishes, and Aggie roots run deep. The Gardens feature 21 demonstration areas showcasing a wide range of horticulture disciplines from delicate flowers to hearty crops.
Tour the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service facilities, including 1) the largest liquid-fueled, live-fire training facility in the world; 2) our state-of-the-art disaster simulation center, including active, constructive, and virtual simulations which provide the ultimate test for emergency managers; and 3) a full-scale community of collapsed structures and rubble piles designed to simulate various levels of disaster and wreckage for search and rescue training.
The Human Behavior Laboratory can help answer questions regarding human interaction with our environment and our physiology, and give us groundbreaking insights into our health, education and marketing tactics. The lab can quickly and accurately collect biometric data, including eye-tracking, facial expression analysis (reading emotions), neural signals (electroencephalography), galvanic skin response (GSR), and heart and respiration rates. The result is a greater understanding of how context and emotions influence human behavior.