Statements of Support

Bill Flores, U.S. House of Representatives
"Texas A&M's 25 by 25 initiative is great news for the University and for the State of Texas. This dedication to increased engineering education access will aid in innovation, investigation and investment for our country; all of which will ultimately facilitate economic growth and prosperity for American families. I applaud Texas A&M University for launching this initiative and look forward to supporting its success in meeting the needs of the engineering marketplace."

Lamar Smith, U.S. House of Representatives, Chairman of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology
"It is exciting that [Texas A&M] recognizes the importance of engineering education by setting a goal of enrolling 25,000 engineering students by 2025. The Committee on Science, Space and Technology strives to ensure science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs are adequately addressing America’s workforce needs. The plan for the 25 by 25 initiative to increase the number of engineering students will be an important step in building a stronger, technically trained workforce."

Craig C. Brown '75, president and CEO of Bray International Inc.
"We are a Texas-based company with sales and manufacturing locations in over 50 countries. As a result, we experience daily the increasing need and advantages of having a dynamic supply of engineers to fulfill the future growth potential for Texas in our global environment. Texas A&M's 25 by 25 program reflects a vision for the continued success and leadership of Texas in the future. The demand for engineers is much greater than the current supply, and will continue to grow."