Profile of SwRI

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During its almost 70 years of operation, Southwest Research Institute has grown from a single building to more than 2 million square feet of office and laboratory space.

SwRI is located on more than 1,200 acres in 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.

More than 2,600 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 benefits including a new Fitness Center with equipment and classes, sports fields, and other recreational activities. Staff members may also join a full-service, onsite 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.

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.