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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 »

 

Brendan Kelly takes new post with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science

Brendan Kelly takes new post with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science

Brendan Kelly has been named a research 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 research post on Jan. 1.  more »

 

GALLERY: Bayer Plant Science Building; Foundation prep continues

GALLERY: Bayer Plant Science Building; Foundation prep continues

Despite the occasional snowstorm, construction moves ahead this winter on Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources new $13.6 million expansion and renovation of what will be known as the ‘Bayer Plant Science Building.’ The project adds 21,122 square feet of new construction, and includes 2,440 square feet of renovation and exterior upgrades to the existing home of the university’s Department of Plant and Soil Science.  more »