The man and the vision behind Southwest Research Institute

Posted by Patrick Driscoll on

For nearly seven decades, San Antonio has been home to a world class research facility that plays a vital role in space exploration, medicine, defense, energy, weather forecasting, transportation and other industries.

It all began in 1947 with the vision of a man named Tom Slick Jr., who would have turned 100 years old this month. At Southwest Research Institute, they celebrate the birthday of their founder and the continuing phenomenal legacy of applied science and technology.

Southwest Research Institute conducts more than 4,000 projects annually with a monetary research volume of $592 million.

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