It’s estimated that over 2 million jobs are being created in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The mechanical engineering program specializes in teaching engineering as it relates to the Gulf of Mexico, including offshore platforms and offshore mapping. The engineering program has been extremely successful and is critical to the growth of the region. Engineers will be available for area industries and will enhance local economies.
- As Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Hinojosa was instrumental in securing $4 million to establish an engineering school at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi to position the Coastal Bend and South Texas at the forefront of new jobs.
- In 2013, Senator Hinojosa secured $5 million for the engineering program.