Enhance Critical Infrastructure
State-of-the-art research and discovery requires state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Facilities must be constantly updated and improvements in equipment require new purchases. The College has accumulated a deficit in improving the infrastructure of several of its facilities and is now looking to renovate the following:
Biological Sciences GreenhouseThe renovation of the heating and cooling systems in the aging greenhouse is focused on providing the sophisticated environmental controls that are absolutely required for future studies of how crops and wild plants will respond to climate change. Now that the large seed companies, Bayer Crop Science and Monsanto, are heavily committed to the Tech and Lubbock community, a modernized greenhouse will play a key role in strengthening collaboration between these companies and plant scientists in Biological Sciences, further integrating Texas Tech into the economy of the region.
Mathematics & Statistics BuildingThe Mathematics and Statistics building opened 78 years ago as the university's library. With the construction of the new library building in 1962, the four floors of closed stacks (with 7-foot ceilings) occupying the north side of the Mathematics and Statistics building have remained virtually closed off, useful only for storage. We need to remove two floors of the closed stack wing, retain the two floors that align with the rest of the building and create a two-story renovation providing 4,000 square feet of space.
Physics & Geosciences BuildingAt 65 years of age, the Physics & Geosciences building can no longer support the modern science laboratory demands on power, fume hoods, clean air and flexible layout. The aging infrastructure of the building prevents these departments from hiring faculty in critical experimental fields. Labs for highly productive new faculty have to be carved out of other non-lab facilities at great expense. Faculty labs for the Atmospheric Sciences program in geosciences have to be placed at the Reese Technology Center. To remedy these issues, a new wing devoted to experimental facilities in physics and geosciences needs to be built.
Psychological Sciences BuildingTo support our research efforts and to accommodate our growth, the Psychological Sciences building is being expanded to encompass approximately 6,000 square feet of additional research space. This space will include a state-of-the-art cognitive/physiological research laboratory and an applied neuroscience lab equipped with sound attenuation.
For additional inquiries and naming opportunities, contact the Arts & Sciences Development staff for more information at (806) 834-3847.