New Experimental Sciences Building II Expands University's Research Potential
By: Glenys Young
The 117,000-square-foot building includes an animal vivarium, four general wet labs, three instrumentation labs and two synthetic labs, in addition to offices, collaborative spaces and three conference rooms. Its construction was funded by $70 million from the Texas Legislature's authorization of a tuition revenue bond and $7 million in revenue finance system funds to be repaid by Higher Education Assistance Funds.
"Thirteen years ago, the first Experimental Sciences Building opened on campus, providing an environment that helped to advance our research," said Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech president. "ESB II is a world-class facility that represents our continued investment in research that promotes collaboration between faculty, students and industry partners."