IT & Network Infrastructure : The Geek`s Guide to Texas

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-10-14 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Among the many fascinating elements of the great state of Texas—its wild history, stunning geography, rough-and-tumble culture and multitude of farms—science and technology might not spring to mind as fast as they would in states such as California, home to Silicon Valley and a litany of technology giants. However, the Lone Star state boasts a host of inspiring and advanced institutions—including a major branch of NASA—sure to delight any geek at heart. Texas is enormous, so we've tried to spread out a bit and cover as much of the state as possible, with 10 destinations in all. Dallas makes a few appearances on the list, owing to its fascinating collection of museums covering everything from the history of the American railroad to the assassination of JFK. Home to Texas Tech University, the state also boasts an impressive number of science and technology museums, the world's largest wind farm, historic battleships and of course, the Johnson Space Center, home to one of the country's most awe-inspiring collections of spacecraft and infrastructure.
 
 
 

Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas

This museum is undergoing a state-of-the-art addition in the Victory Park area of downtown, designed by architect Thom Mayne.
Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas
 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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