May 19, 2010
Higher education in Texas is struggling financially. We all know that. We are a society of immediate gratification. We've heard about tier one and expect it to be done automatically. Unfortunately, it's just not that easy. So imagine $15 million being dropped in your lap - $10 million for research collaboration and $5 million for a proposed new building.
It's like winning the lottery. This is what happened to Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science - and the "lottery" is compliments of Bayer CropScience ($7.5 million) and matching state funds ($7.5 million). This is the largest grant in departmental history.