Texas Tech no headache with Bayer $19M donationTexas Tech no headache with Bayer $19M donationhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=51482014-01-28T12:31:00Z2014-01-28T00:00:00Z

LUBBOCK - Texas Tech received a $19.3 million contribution from Bayer CropScience to benefit research programs and projects in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, according to Chancellor Kent Hance.

The contribution has been submitted for an equal amount of state matching funds from the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP). This would increase the total amount to $38.6 million and would be the largest cash investment for research in Tech’s history.

The contribution will impact not only Tech, but also the community and region as well, according to Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis. “This provides unmatched employment opportunities for our graduates as well,” he said.

This donation will also bring more doctorate-level professors and researchers to Tech to propel it into the title of a national research university.

“The Ag Sciences Department has been able to work with Bayer CropSciences around the globe and here in Lubbock to work on research projects that have equaled about $8 million in initiatives thus far,” said Mike Galyean, dean of the college.

Bayer is a global company with branches in health care, high-tech material and agriculture. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer, deals in agriculture.

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