Undergraduate Research Organizations & Programs

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Undergraduate Research Organization

Texas Tech University Undergraduate Research Organization is a group that was created by students for students to provide a forum of information about research as well as a connection to a network of scholars and faculty within the research community.

Undergraduate Researchers interested in joining URO should:

  • Attend a URO meeting this fall
  • Visit our Facebook page to learn more!
  • Email uro.ttu@gmail.com or call 806.742.1095 to learn more

Plains Bridges Program

The Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate (PBB) Program is a partnership between South Plains College (SPC) and Texas Tech University (TTU) funded by the National Institutes of Health.  PBB is a multi-faceted program for students from underrepresented groups interested in science and who plan to start their college career at South Plains College.  The program aims to help these students succeed in higher education and to help them make a smooth, successful transition to a four-year institution, such as Texas Tech University.

The PPB Program provides activities and services to help SPC students succeed in college, transfer to a four-year university, and continue their education in the biological/biomedical sciences.  Examples of activities include workshops focused on time management, study strategies and careers in science, undergraduate research, and travel to a national scientific conference.

Learn more about the Plains Bridges program.


SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership.

SACNAS is a national society with a 37-year history of supporting minority scientists and science students. The society is comprised of over 3,000 paid members along with more than 20,000 affiliates and partners from a diversity of disciplines, institutions, ethnic backgrounds, and levels along the educational trajectory. SACNAS members are dedicated to giving back through mentorship, peer networks, and professional development, and to engaging in science research and leadership of the highest caliber. The organization and its members and affiliates are committed to encouraging minority students and scientists to advance to their utmost capability.

Visit the SACNAS web site.