LUBBOCK, Texas — The Terracon Foundation recently awarded a university grant in the amount of $7,500 to The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) – Texas Tech University to support graduate student department scholarships.
The Terracon Foundation university grant supports graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, purchase of equipment, and similar programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, based on employee recommendations.
TIEHH is a major location for environmental and health sciences research at Texas Tech. The Department of Environmental Toxicology is the academic home for the core faculty at TIEHH as well as graduate students conducting research on the integration of environmental impact assessment of toxic chemicals with human health consequences.
Adam Finger, from Terracon’s Lubbock office, championed the grant. Dr. Todd Anderson, director and chair of TIEHH, proudly accepted the award.
“As a former student of the department, it’s really neat to see Terracon Foundation giving to something that invests in graduate students lives’ and helping to equip them for a meaningful and valuable calling,” said Finger.
The Terracon Foundation, established in 2008, also provides a broad range of grants to employee-championed community organizations, employee-dependent scholarships, and an annual national partner grant.
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 35th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit terracon.com.