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@jason_cook: Big Texas A&M presser today: 25k engineering students by 2025 to meet growing state, nat'l need for engineers. #tamu
That would be half of our current student body....wow. He must be expecting our undergrad enrollment to reach 65+ thousand by then, right?
Saw the email. Pretty lofty goal but I bet they do it. Science and engineering is in a pretty good place at A&M and it looks like its only going up. Glad im an Aggie engineer
This post was edited by Wigeon 18 months ago
Who is going to teach them?
I know that A&M is expecting to be the nation's largest university well before 2025, and it's probably not even going to be close. 25,000 would be more than double A&M's current Engineering college though.
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2000 students/class seems reasonable
Would need to really upgrade some of the existing building for that to happen. The new buildings are nice but they'll need to upgrade the older buildings, hire for staff, and improve the infrastructure.
In summary, expect tuition to skyrocket. Glad I'm out.
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So we are expecting to be the biggest sometime soon? Are we building a ton of academic buildings on campus in the next couple years?
There's quite a few new ones that have gone up just in the last couple of years. They probably have the room to be the biggest already, but they don't have the infrastructure quite yet I'd think would be the problem. They really need to get the intersection of Wellborn and George Bush sorted before they add 10,000 more people to this town.
On that note, how is the underground tunnel coming at University?
This post was edited by aggiechip22 18 months ago
The university one is done, it's the one at Old Main and Wellborn that they're working on now, put it this way, I haven't driven down Wellborn during the day in like three months.
Wait, did they build/are building 2 additional tunnels to the existing one? I'm getting confused on my street locations.
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get ready for that scene from A Christmas Story... ;) haha
Asians are #1 in terms of getting Ph.D.'s in STEM disciplines.
They redid the University/Wellborn overpass, and you can walk down the sidewalk there, but that one doesn't benefit many walkers unless there are more people walking between the Vet School and Northgate than I realize. The one that's going to help is the tunnel they're building at Old Main and Wellborn (by Albritton Tower) that will be similar to the one at Joe Routt and Wellborn (near Kyle Field.) That one is ongoing.
I guess it means bachelors in engineering might be dime a dozen in the coming years, and those of us with a B.S. might need to "upgrade" to an M.S. or find differentiation some how.
Thoughts go out to those fellow poor souls.
Getting a BS really isn't all that uncommon now. It's been that way for about 10 years now.I got an MS to stand out from the crowd.
This post was edited by Greg09Ag 18 months ago
once you're mid-career, at least in my experience, having an MS doesn't matter much. It's your other skills that help to differentiate you from the rest.
There is so much fail and bullshit in this post, a feed lot couldn't handle it. Look Greg... I'm a chemical engineer and I can tell you for a FACT that my company and many others (Exxon, Shell, Lyondell, Celanese, Chemtura, Eastman, PPG, Chevron, CB&I, Jacobs, PCS, and the list goes on and on and on) would rather hire a ChemE with a BS degree than an MS degree.
Why? Because in this industry, management believes that if you have a BS and did not get involved in the industry after you graduated and elected to go for an MS instead tells them that you have a problem.
How do I know this? Because I frequently talk with Plant Managers and Operations Managers at various facilities and they have all told me a version of this story.
Having said that - i do know lots of ChemEs that have a MS degree and work in my industry. the point im trying to make is that its harder for them to find a job. believe it or not.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Chemical Ag247 18 months ago
To say that a bachelor's gives you a leg up on someone with a master's is just stupid. You can't tell me that if two people had the same resume they'd take the one with the bachelor's
I see it happen quite often with "Entry Level Chemical Engineers" at major corporations. And I'm dead serious. Don't believe me? Look at the statistics in hiring rates for entry level industry ChemE jobs. Companies want their engineers to have a BS degree for the reason I listed above.
They did it not to increase walking traffic, but to reduce accidents. They were trying to slow traffic incoming and existing on/off of Wellborn. TXDOT paid for most of it. It was an effort by the city. The University backed it because the accompanied with closing of the street between the Old Loupots and The Corner played into the Univerisity's plan of reducing traffic campus. Sat in the city council meeting. Lets say it wasn't pretty. Alot of business owners weren't happy.
Entry level yes, but ten years down the line no. With the same resume the MS puts you over the top. One percent of the population has a post graduate degree. That is definitely a leg up. Many companies often sponser students for the Master and PhDs including Exxon, Shell, Aramco, Schlumberger, etc.
I was recruited more heavily and got a better offer from the same company (one you mentioned as being biased against MS) due to getting a MS. Plus I got to choose which group I went into. I chose to get a MS degree because I wanted to separate myself and I thought it would be fun. Great decision. Advising people to avoid a MS degree is silly.
They are going to have to really lower entrance criteria for the engineering school to meet that number.
Those buildings were full before they were even completed. The entire college of engineering is fighting for space. They are all packed in. There are a few more buildings in the works. I believe Computer Science is suppose to be getting a new building in the next five years. They are going to redo Zachary and expand it starting next year, and they are suppose to put up a parking garage on top of lot 47. What they need is a building just dedicated the classrooms. A building dedicated specifically for teaching not allocated to any one department, but the entire college.
25K is a lot of engineers. That pipeline would probably pump out about 3K grads per hear.
This post was edited by Ag8724738 18 months ago
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