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Global Future

Welcome to the Whitacre College of Engineering

The Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering is a globally elite college of engineering composed of a community of scholars; faculty, students and staff all working together to educate the best engineering talent in the world. All our graduates are internationally aware, have solid engineering fundamentals, an understanding of how their profession affects human society and are prepared to be technological leaders, regionally, nationally and internationally. Red Raider Engineers are simply the best of the best.

The college is an internationally recognized research institution ranked among the best in the country. Here, award-winning faculty, intimate classes, the International Experience Initiative, and hands-on internships combine with a true community of scholars to empower students with the knowledge and experience needed to hit the ground running.

Engineering a Global Future
Blending math, science, critical and creative thinking, our students and alumni are designing innovative solutions that are transforming the world. From self-repairing transportation infrastructure, smart cities, alternative energy methods, improving unconventional oil and gas recovery, the use and recovery of clean water and its distribution, engineering bio inspired processes, materials and structures, and developing medical solutions; Red Raiders are at the forefront of regional, national and global solutions. Consistent with our belief "from here, it's possible," Red Raiders are leaving their mark on the world.

ERC AwardTexas Tech, NSF Announce Historic Partnership for Fertilizer Production
The Center for Advancing Sustainable and Distributed Fertilizer Production is a collaborative effort between the National Science Foundation and five institutions of higher learning.

CASFER, headquartered at Texas Tech, received a $26 million grant from the NSF for an initial five-year period with the possibility of renewing the grant for five more years and another $25 million. Texas Tech will lead the collaborative center and is joined by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“The Engineering Research Center award is the most prestigious and difficult award to obtain from the National Science Foundation,” said CASFER Center Director Gerri Botte. “This is a tremendous opportunity to solve one of the largest problems in the world: how we feed the growing population while protecting and sustaining our environment. read more

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College News

Building a Richer Life

( Nov 15th ) Evelyn Davies’ philanthropic philosophy was built by her rich roots in West Texas and a life filled with meaningful interactions with her family and community.
Evelyn Davies

Chemical Engineering Wins Presidential Safety Award

( Nov 10th ) The department’s standards for safety earned a $25,000 award from Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec.

Kalaya Hicks

( Nov 8th ) (VIDEO) One Red Raider shares her story in celebration of First-Generation College Celebration Day.
Kalaya Hicks

Sky Taxies

( Oct 26th ) Victor Maldonado’s lab at Texas Tech is on the cutting edge of developing new technology for the city commuter flight industry.
Sky Taxi Team

Abbott Praises Texas Tech's CASFER Accomplishment

( Oct 25th ) The Texas Governor was on hand for the launch of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center.
Governor Abbott with CASFER