The PTC is part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), which is the engineering research agency for the State of Texas. TEES partners with industries, communities, and academic institutions to solve problems in order to help improve the quality of life, promote economic development, and enhance the educational systems of Texas. We also promote new technology education and investigate problems in health and the environment. We play a major role in strengthening research leadership across the state and serve as a catalyst for collaborations that position Texas to be especially competitive for federal dollars.