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Texas A&M-RELLIS Engineering And Computing Fair

A&M-Commerce Admissions Recruiter Peggy Borchardt speaks to a prospective student. (Photo by The Texas A&M University System)

COMMERCE, TX—Representatives from Texas A&M University-Commerce attended an engineering and computing fair hosted at Texas A&M-RELLIS in Bryan, Texas, on Jan. 21 to speak with prospective students and families about opportunities available through A&M-Commerce at RELLIS.

The RELLIS Academic Alliance is a new model in Texas higher education, with ten regional universities and Blinn College unified on a 2,000-acre campus. The RELLIS campus fosters advanced research, technology development, testing and evaluation, higher education, and hands-on career training.

The event featured hands-on demonstrations and showcased engineering and computer programs at A&M-RELLIS. In addition, regional companies provided information about engineering and computing career opportunities.

A&M-Commerce attendees included several current students and faculty members: Dr. Andrea Graham, interim dean of the College of Science and Engineering; Peggy Borchardt, transfer admissions counselor; Dr. Brent Donham, vice president for Research and Economic Development; and Dr. Eman Hammad and Dr. Srujan Kotikela, is based at the RELLIS campus.

Graham said industry representatives and prospective students well attended the event for the first of its kind at A&M-RELLIS.

“The computer science and cybersecurity demonstrations from our faculty and students provided a sneak peek into some of the incredible work happening in these programs,” Graham said. “With the increasing demand for cybersecurity specialists in private and public sectors, the A&M-Commerce at RELLIS undergraduate cybersecurity program is uniquely positioned to provide an innovative and transformational educational experience for every student who attends.”

A&M-Commerce degree programs at the RELLIS campus include computer information systems, computer science, and cybersecurity.

Learn more about opportunities available through A&M-Commerce at RELLIS at www.tamuc.edu/RELLIS.