The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office (NLO) was formed by the chancellor as a way for Texas A&M System faculty, staff and students to expand engagement with the national laboratories. The NLO engages with all United States Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Agency laboratories and sites.
The Texas A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $6.3 billion. The A&M System has a statewide network of 11 universities and eight state agencies. Through this network, it educates more than 151,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Systemwide, research and development expenditures exceeded $1 billion in FY 2019, which helps drive the state’s economy.