12th Man Technology at Texas A&M University has placed its first technology vending machine in the Zachry building in an effort to help busy students who may have lost or forgotten critical tech needed for classes.
The machine is located on Zachry’s second floor and is filled with supplies including chargers, adapters, cables, AirPods, webcams, backpack ponchos to keep tech dry, and even some old-fashioned technology: pens and pencils.
12th Man Technology is the university’s official tech partner and its owner, Kristen Cox ’83, is an A&M engineering graduate. She said the vending machine is a natural extension of the store and she hopes to install more machines in different parts of campus in the future.
“I would see machines like this at airports when travelling, so I checked around to see if something like this would be possible on campus,” she said. “I hope to be able to place more of them in strategic locations, with technology specific to what students in those buildings need most.”
The vending machine is also notable for its Aggie-themed wrap, designed by a former student.
For more on 12th Man Technology, visit the website or stop by the store located in the lower level of the MSC.