Texas A&M Announces Plan to Grow Engineering Program

When Dr. M. Katherine Banks took over as the dean of Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and vice chancellor for engineering at Texas A&M University System last year, she encountered a few surprises.

Among them, she told The Texas Tribune, was the fact that the flagship university in College Station was turning away as many qualified engineering students as it was admitting. "There seems to be a disconnect," she said. "The state and the nation need more engineers. We have qualified applicants here, and yet we're not growing. I felt it was time to take ...

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