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Thirty-one CASNR students honored as Dean’s Scholars Award winners at ICC

Thirty-one CASNR students honored as Dean’s Scholars Award winners at ICC

Top academic standouts from Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be recognized as Dean’s Scholars on Tuesday (Mar. 10) at a special ceremony held in the International Cultural Center’s Hall of Nations. The awards, funded by various donations to the college, are based on academic excellence as well as leadership, character and citizenship.  more »

 

International Year of Soils; Recognition of soil as an essential natural resource

International Year of Soils; Recognition of soil as an essential natural resource

Soil researchers have a PSA for the wider, non-soil researching world: soil is not the same as dirt. Dirt is simply soil that has been misplaced from its natural setting, like the stuff tracked into your house and makes a mess. Another difference between soil and dirt is the fact that lowly dirt does not have an entire year dedicated to the celebration of and education for it, as designated by the United Nations.  more »

 

Steel Rising; Outline of new Bayer Plant Science Building begins to take shape

Steel Rising; Outline of new Bayer Plant Science Building begins to take shape

Cranes and construction workers begin to set the metal core of CASNR’s new $13.6 million expansion and renovation of what will be known as the ‘Bayer Plant Science Building.’ Eric Hequet, chairman of Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, said construction is on schedule and the building should be completed by the end of August. The department will organize an open house day soon after, probably in early October.  more »

 

CASNR Distinguished & Young Alumni Awards honor seven at Alumni Center

CASNR Distinguished & Young Alumni Awards honor seven at Alumni Center

Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources honored six distinguished alumni on Monday (Feb. 16) at the university’s McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. The Distinguished & Young Alumni Awards honor alumni who’ve made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments and careers have brought distinction to the college and to the professions associated with agriculture and natural resources.  more »

 

Sorghum hybrid firm is first tenant for Tech’s Research and Technology Park

Sorghum hybrid firm is first tenant for Tech’s Research and Technology Park

An agbiotech company that focuses on sorghum hybrids is the first tenant signed to move into the new Texas Tech Innovation Hub and Research Park. Headquartered in Chicago, Chromatin targets its research in areas such as water scarcity, increasing global demand for food and the limits on fertile land, making a great fit for Texas Tech and the South Plains region.  more »

 

CASNR plant and soil science professor earns prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

CASNR plant and soil science professor earns prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

Theo Udeigwe, an assistant professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Plant and Soil Science, was recently awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF), a program for educational projects at higher education institutions in Africa.  more »

 

GALLERY: CASNR Spring Career Expo rolls out at Red Raider Ballroom

GALLERY: CASNR Spring Career Expo rolls out at Red Raider Ballroom

Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources hosted a Spring Career Expo on Thursday (Feb. 5) in the university’s newly renovated Red Raider Ballroom of Tech’s Student Union Building. This year’s expo featured company representatives from some 25 businesses who were on hand to meet and schedule CASNR students for potential interviews. Among the ag leaders were Cactus Feeders, Capital Farm Credit, Cargill, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.  more »