NONWOVENS INDUSTRY - Government supports programs at Texas Tech.
The State of Texas has funded $5 million to boost research and education in cotton at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, TX.
This state funding, which came through the Governor's University Research Initiative, has been matched by the University to create an institute that will focus on environmental stresses on cotton. The program will be led by Luis Rafael Herrera-Estrella, an internationally-recognized researcher in plant science and a foreign associate member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Herrera-Estrella becomes TTU's first National Academy of Sciences faculty member, joining five National Academy of Engineering members on the university faculty.