Profile of SwRI
During its more than 65 years of operation, Southwest
Research Institute has grown from a single building to almost 100 major facilities
exceeding 2 million square feet of laboratories, workshops, test facilities, and
SwRI is located on more than
1,200 acres within the city
limits of San Antonio. Originally ranchland, much of the Institute's grounds is maintained
in its native state. Staff and visitors often see deer, roadrunners, wild turkeys,
jackrabbits, rattlesnakes, and other animals native to South Texas.
2,973 scientists, engineers, and support
staff work in modern facilities using state-of-the-art equipment.
Technical capabilities are augmented by a video teleconference center and by the Thomas Baker
Slick Memorial Library, which houses more than 60,000 books, 400,000 volumes of
periodicals, and more than 50,000 electronic scientific and technical resources.
SwRI supports its employees and their families
with a wide range of services and recreational facilities. These include recreational
sports facilities, social events, and a full-service credit union.
SwRI employees hold excellent qualifications,
combined with a keen understanding of the applied research and development process and the
responsibilities of client service. These strengths have contributed to Southwest Research
Institute's national and international accomplishments.
SwRI and San Antonio
March 25, 2013