Texas Tech Celebrates Philanthropic Legacy of Jack and Donovan Maddox

The state-of-the-art Maddox Engineering Research Center will open Sept. 16.

WHAT: Texas Tech University will celebrate the legacies of Jack Maddox and Donovan Maddox with the opening of the Maddox Engineering Research Center

WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday (Sept. 16)

WHERE: 1010 Boston Ave. (south end of the Engineering Key at Memorial Circle)

EVENT: Texas Tech University System officials will celebrate the legacies of Jack Maddox and Donovan Maddox with the grand opening of the Maddox Engineering Research Center, cutting-edge facility that occupies the former Media & Communication building. Renovations were made possible by a lead gift of $7.5 million from the J. F Maddox Foundation of Hobbs, New Mexico.

Maddox Engineering Research Center

Maddox Engineering Research Center grand opening will be held Friday.

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering Dean Al Sacco, Jr., J. F Maddox Foundation President James M. Maddox and artist Frank Swanson will deliver remarks during the grand opening. Tours of the building will be available following the ceremony.

The renovations to the 80,000-square-foot building have created additional research, classroom and office space for faculty and students. The center will house the Jack Maddox and Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chairs as well as their research teams.

The building is also home to a Joint User Materials Synthesis and Characterization laboratory, flexible research space on the first and second floors, offices for faculty and graduate students, meeting and conference rooms, a 50-seat lecture hall for distance education and upgraded classroom space.

CONTACT: Chris Cook, managing director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2136 or chris.cook@ttu.edu

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Whitacre College of Engineering

The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering has educated engineers to meet the technological needs of Texas, the nation and the world since 1925.

Approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 725 graduate students pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees offered through eight academic departments: civil and environmental, chemical, computer science, electrical and computer, engineering technology, industrial, mechanical and petroleum.