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Alamo Colleges & Texas A&M Launch Engineering Academy
 
Alamo Colleges and Texas A&M University have announced the formation of the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at Alamo Colleges, an innovative co-enrollment program developed to address the state's growing need for engineers. Qualified students will be admitted to the Texas A&M College of Engineering, will complete the first two years of coursework at the Alamo Colleges, and will complete their engineering degrees at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  
 
The Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy will allow students to remain close to home for their first two years while pursuing one of 16 majors within the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M. 
 
A 2012 report by the President's Council on Science and Technology projected that 1 million more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees would be needed in the next decade. In Texas alone, the projected need for engineers in the workforce is 43,000 by 2020. To meet this need, universities and two- year colleges will need to work together to bridge the gap and attract and retain students interested in STEM fields. 
 
Chevron has donated $5 million to support the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Alamo Colleges, as well as three other academies at: Houston Community College, Spring Branch in Houston; El Centro College in Dallas; and Texas Southmost College in Brownsville. 

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