About Us

Guy T. Almes, Director
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The Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies (The Academy) was established by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents in March 1996, to recognize, help develop and coordinate the various telecommunications and information technology efforts and expertise at Texas A&M University.  First led by Dr. Richard E. Ewing and reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Academy fostered collaboration for academic programs and technology research, development, and deployment.  Today, under the direction of Dr. Guy Almes, The Academy continues to fulfill its mission by pursuing interdisciplinary research and partnership opportunities that promote the aggressive use of cyberinfrastructure.

Since its inception, The Academy has sponsored more than 80 faculty-led, campus-based grants totaling over $450,000 for the creation or conversion of instructional materials for electronic delivery under its innovative Electronic Learning Incentives Programs (ELIP).  These short-term grants provide salary supplements, student support, equipment and supplies to facilitate and encourage electronic learning projects.

 Researchers at The Academy have secured extensive external funding, equipment donations and donated line charges for numerous collaborative University projects now underway, including digital libraries, Next Generation 9-1-1 research, international collaborative graduate education and research, infrastructure supporting the real-time prediction of extreme atmospheric events, and advancements in Voice-over-IP (VoIP) technologies








 
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