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To Alaska; Texas Tech team to produce ‘Arctic Soils Field Tour’ documentary

To Alaska; Texas Tech team to produce ‘Arctic Soils Field Tour’ documentary

Fueled by an interest of scientific research, Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science’s Chair of Pedology David Weindorf is helping produce a documentary on the effects of climate change in Alaska. Making a yearly trip to Alaska to help teach a course with University of Alaska-Fairbank’s Professor Chien-Lu Ping, Weindorf was inspired to professionally document the research of the two schools.  more »

 

Graduate School honors student theses, dissertations from CASNR programs

Graduate School honors student theses, dissertations from CASNR programs

Texas Tech University’s Graduate School has announced the recipients of this year’s awards, which recognize the quality of work shown in graduate students’ theses and dissertations. This year those honored included those thesis and dissertation topics in biological and life sciences. Students are nominated by their discipline’s faculty members for the cash award donated by the Helen Jones Foundation.  more »

 

GALLERY: Bricked archways take shape on new Bayer Plant Science Building

GALLERY: Bricked archways take shape on new Bayer Plant Science Building

As temperatures soared into the upper nineties during July, construction crews pressed ahead with wrapping up the bricking of CASNR’s new Bayer Plant Science Building and moving to its archways. Meantime, a massive diamond-shaped concrete pattern is being poured in the building’s inner courtyard.  more »

 

Global Perspective; Texas International Cotton School set for Aug. 3-13

Global Perspective; Texas International Cotton School set for Aug. 3-13

Texas Tech is once again offering a non-traditional classroom experience for cotton industry professionals from across the globe, known as the Texas International Cotton School. Running from Aug. 3-13, the High Plains program is two weeks of classes, lectures, tours and hands-on interaction in all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing.  more »

 

Sanjit Deb takes new post with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science

Sanjit Deb takes new post with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science

Sanjit Deb, an expert in soil physics and hydrology, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on July 1.  more »

 

GALLERY: Crews gain ground one brick at a time on Bayer Plant Science Building

GALLERY: Crews gain ground one brick at a time on Bayer Plant Science Building

The return of clear blue skies and temperatures in the nineties opened the doors for construction crews to go full-speed ahead on laying brick. As the days passed in June, large portions of CASNR’s new Bayer Plant Science Building were quickly covered with varied shades of Texas Tech’s iconic tan brick. Meanwhile, inside the building, walls and windows are going in place.  more »

 

CASNR Student Success Center’s focus remains recruiting, retaining top students

CASNR Student Success Center’s focus remains recruiting, retaining top students

They may not be Spiderman, Superman or Wonder Woman, but for a lot of students in Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the professionals in the Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center are superheroes in their own right, largely due to their passion for Tech, CASNR and agriculture in general.  more »