Wind Research Garners Donation from State Farm
May 14, 2009
State Farm Insurance donates $30,000 to the Wind Science and Engineering Research
Center at Texas Tech to help with community outreach efforts.
The $30,000 gift will be used to support community education efforts. (L-R) Andy Swift,
WISE director and Cody Garrison, agency field executive, State Farm Insurance.
Texas Tech University Wind Science and Engineering Research Center accepted a donation
of $30,000 from State Farm Insurance to support the center’s community involvement
efforts. The gift comes from the company’s Good Neighbor Citizenship grant program.
State Farm has been a strong supporter of Texas Tech University and the Center, said
Andy Swift, director of the research center.
“The Center benefits from the generosity of corporate partners such as State Farm,
and when the gift goes into education and community outreach, the public also benefits,”
The gift will be used to support community education efforts such as Severe Weather
The Wind Science and Engineering (WISE) Research Center
at Texas Tech was established in 1970 and is focused on research, education and information
WISE offers interdisciplinary education in wind science engineering, and develops
information on windstorm disaster relief and other wind-related subjects for professionals
and the public.
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