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Texas Tech to Break Ground on Experimental Sciences Building II

Glenys Young

February 17, 2017


The new facility will help in the development and expansion of research capabilities.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Office of the President will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Experimental Sciences Building II (ESB II).

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 22)

WHERE: Parking is available in the R-02 lot, south of the Linda and Terry Fuller Track and north of the Experimental Sciences Building.

EVENT: The goal of ESB II is to increase Texas Tech's research capacity by:

  • Developing and expanding research areas that align with the university's existing strengths and address areas of national importance,
  • Increasing the number of faculty with common interests within each research area who can collaborate on large-scale projects, and
  • Expanding research infrastructure to support thematic research areas.

ESB II will contain collaborative research laboratories and expanded state-of-the-art small-animal research facilities, said Mark Sheridan, vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral affairs and dean of the Graduate School who chaired the committee that solicited input on the design and utilization of the building. It is envisioned that the thematic research interests of faculty in ESB II, many of whom will be new, will emerge from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering and the College of Human Sciences.

The design of the common spaces, labs and support spaces better fosters collaboration between and among graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty," Sheridan said. "The improved animal research facilities enable research opportunities we didn't have previously; ESB II will have biosafety level 2, which is required for many types of biomedical research."

MORE: To RSVP or request more information, contact the Office of the President at presidents.events@ttu.edu or (806) 742-2121.

CONTACT: Sarah Stracener, lead administrator, Office of the President, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7594 or sarah.stracener@ttu.edu

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