LEARN News & Stories

April 1, 2024 • Kerry Mobley Appointed LEARN CEO

December 24, 2021 • All-female Texas Woman's University team wins NASA competition

November 4, 2021University of Texas at El Paso receives $6.1 million to study cancer in Hispanic populations

September 20, 2021 • $890k awarded to LEARN by NSF, builds upon success of initial grant

August 24, 2021 •  Governor Abbott appoints LEARN President & CEO Akbar Kara to Governor's Broadband Development Council through August 2026.

July 29, 2021 • LEARN members Texas State University and University of Texas at Austin receive grant for Center for Intelligent Materials Assembly

July 19, 2021 • LEARN partners with Facebook to connect three west Texas libraries

May 10, 2021 LEARN provides up to 1G high-speed Internet to ten rural libraries across Texas.

April 26, 2021 • The University of Texas at San Antonio was chosen as a recipent of the 2021 FutureEdge 50 award for their forward-thinking initiatives related to cyberinfrastructure. 

March 1, 2021 • Data collected as part of a University of Texas at Dallas collaborative project, SharedAirDFW, was featured on BET's Disrupt and Dismantle, a new docuseries from journalist Soledad O'Brien.

January 20, 2021 • University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation received a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Nursing Innovation Grant Program to expand their fleet of telepresence nurse training robots. 

December 16, 2020 LEARN secured additional National Science Foundation funding for Hispanic-Serving Institution, St. Mary's University

June 8, 2020 • LEARN is featured in the 2020 Quilt Circle, the annual publication which highlights the impressive work of our country's R&E networks.

May 15, 2020 Todd Horkman hired as LEARN's second CTO

May 1, 2020 Byron Hicks has served our Members for over 10 years as Senior Network Engineer. Byron was recently promoted to Chief Network and Systems Architect and will provide technical leadership in designing, architecting, and managing network infrastructure.

March 9, 2020 LEARN resources available for COVID-19

February 6, 2020  LEARN joins consortium with neighboring R&E state networks

January 31, 2020 • Akbar Kara named LEARN CEO

January 7, 2020 • Sam Segran, TTU CIO, Communication is Critical Before an Emergency

October 9, 2019 • LEARN awarded its first National Science Foundation grant as a lead organization 

August 20, 2019 • LEARN and Ring Central networks are connected via direct low latency 10 Gigabits per second interconnect in Dallas. Ring Central is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact centre solutions. IP traffic between Ring Central platform and LEARN-member networks will flow over the new congestion-free interconnect and it will provide improved experience for the end-users connected to LEARN

June 18, 2019 • LEARN is featured in the 2019 Quilt Circle, the annual publication which highlights the impressive work of our country's R&E networks.

November 16, 2018 • LEARN helps SC18 make history - production traffic passes through first 400 Gigabit ethernet metro link in Texas

November 14, 2018 • LEARN's CTO Akbar Kara discusses WAN SC18 project with Rich Finlinson at the SC18 News Desk

November 12, 2018 • Inaugural SCinet Spirit of Innovation Award recognizes LEARN's role in supporting 800 gigabits per second of bandwidth for SC18