Looking at possibly returning to school. Texas A&M has 2 campuses with ocean engineering programs… At least get someone to listen and look at my ideas, maybe get some modeling and wave-tank testing done, in collaboration with UT.
Need more Univs involved alone for Seasteading: Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, FL, Australia alone.
As far as I can tell NONE are involved… yet… Heck, Tx A&M doesn’t know anything. I should hear from them tomorrow, and begin the conversation about me going back to school.
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The TAMU Ocean Engineering Academic Advisor seems interested in my ideas. I mentioned both my Ramform and semis submersible concepts, the Japanese puffer-fish bottom structure concept and IMTA ideas. May have to use the Fresh Start program together in, dumping most of my past college credits. Next step will be contacting VocRehab, to see what they have to say…
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