Undergraduate Research Opportunities:
Undergraduate Center Fellow in Science Policy and Law
The Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy has an opportunity for 1-2 undergraduate researchers to learn about science policy and law in the Center under the director, Professor Vickie Sutton, MPA, PhD, JD. Students will work with law students on projects relevant to the work of the Center.
Up to 10 hours/week at $10/hour.
Start date 5/30/2014.
Michele Thaetig, School of Law
Undergraduate Research in Nutritional Sciences, Summer 2014
Focus is on onset and progression of metabolic disease in PCOS and methods of reversing the biochemical dysfunction. student must be able to work with animals and have interests in Biochemistry and medical applications. Computer knowledge is highly encouraged.
6-8 hrs/week at $8/hour
Preferred qualifications: basic chemistry and biochemistry classes, background in computer programming is a plus.
Farbia Assadi-Porter,Research Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Undergraduate Research in Applied Behavior Analysis
The Donaldson Lab conducts research in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis. We are currently conducting research related to classroom behavior management in kindergarten classrooms. This research involves observing and recording student behavior (using observational software on tablets and laptops), implementing experimental procedures to reduce disruptive behavior in the classroom, and measuring the effects of the procedures on classroom behavior. Students interested in volunteering in the Donaldson Lab would have the opportunity to learn new data collection techniques, collect real-time behavioral data in classrooms, receive training in study procedures, potentially implement study procedures, and learn to analyze behavioral data.
Sessions are conducted Monday through Friday from 8:40-10:40am and from 12:00-12:30pm at the school site.
Volunteers would need to be available at least 2 days per week for at least the morning sessions.
Dr. Jeanne Donaldson, Assistant Professor, Special Education, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership
Lab Assistant Needed
A Laboratory Assistant is needed to assist with various projects. The position may begin immediately. We primarily work with plants and mycorrhizal fungi, and a majority of the work is molecular. Sterile culture techniques are also used routinely. Regular lab maintenance chores will be required. Variable hours per week may be required.
1. Experience with general laboratory techniques. Familiarity with molecular biology
techniques is preferred.
2. Ability to follow directions carefully.
3. Strong organizational and coordination skills, and ability to communicate effectively in English.
4. Ability to adhere to professional protocols.
5. Strong work ethic with keen attention to detail.
6. Ability to work independently and with others.
Competitive. Based on technical skills.
Please submit to email@example.com:
1. Half-page description of your eligibility for the position.
2. Curriculum vitae (please include GPA and previous laboratory experience).
3. Names, complete address, phone, and e-mail address of at least three references.
4. Copies of academic transcripts.
Gender, Sexuality, and Behavioral Health Lab Research Assistant
The Gender, Sexuality, and Behavioral Health Lab at TTU is seeking undergraduates to assist with research in the spring 2014 semester. Candidates are expected to have strong academic and extracurricular records.
Research Assistants will assist with data collection, running participants, gathering literature searches, and other tasks. Research in the lab focuses on substance use (especially use of anabolic steroids) and HIV testing behaviors.
Opportunities exist for undergraduates who work in the lab to complete senior projects, upon demonstration of strong research skills.
Dr. Michael Parent, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
May 26, 2014 – August 1, 2014
This REU site is sponsored by National Science Foundation and hosted by Department of Computer Science at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. It offers a 10-week summer research program from May 26 to August in 2014 for 10 undergraduate students.
The students will have the opportunity to learn the state of the art of declarative programming which is simple and easy to use. With the declarative programming tool, the students will work together with their mentors to tackle challenging research problems in the application areas of great societal impact including Cybersecurity, Energy, Healthcare and Space Exploration. All students, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a passion of applying computing technology to those application areas are welcomed to apply for our REU program. This site emphasizes the participation of a diverse group of students, in particular, women, minorities, and students from community colleges.
The highlights of our REU program are:
- Students will work closely with mentors to apply the state of the art computing technologies to challenging problems in Cybersecurity, Energy, Healthcare and Space Exploration.
- Students have the opportunity to learn declarative programming from one of the strongest team in the world.
- Students have the opportunity to visit external partners from NASA, Balls Aerospace, and Texas Multicore Technologies, Inc. and to visit the nationally well known labs inside Texas Tech including wind energy center and Nanophotonics Center.
- Building a network of supporting community for future graduate career
Other benefits of our REU program are:
- A generous stipend of $4500 for attending the program.
- An allowance of up to $1100 to offset travel cost to the REU site and to the external partners.
- Free on campus housing and meal allowance
Application Deadline* March 16, 2014
Decision notification (by email) March 31, 2014
Student acceptance letter (by email) April 15, 2014
Program begins May 26, 2014
Program ends August 1, 2014
*Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled.
Visit the application page.
Digital Humanities: Texas Tech is offering you an opportunity to literally make history
The Texas Manuscript Cultures archive is dedicated to preserving and promoting the culturally diverse hand-written social history of the peoples of Texas through digital access. We focus on documents that reveal the shape and nature of life in the land that is Texas. Our scope includes documents from all aspects of Texas lives, cultures, commerce, and history: political and religious manuscripts, personal letters and journals, drafts of essays and speeches, and more quotidian materials such as commonplace books, ranch records, household inventories, and receipts. Our partners are Texas historical societies, cultural preservation institutes, ranches, museums, scholars, and private and institutional collections. Through this collaboration, we will strengthen academic and public awareness of Texas manuscript cultures and build a strong foundation for digital humanities in Texas that protects the state's social and literary past for future generations.
The subject matter of the documents we are working with is truly interdisciplinary,
and so we are looking for students from a variety of majors.
Students wishing to work with documents themselves should have a curiosity about the human condition, an eye for detail, and an investigative spirit.
Students wishing to work on our electronic interface and database should be familiar with humanities computing, in particular an ability to code in html, php, and/or css.
View more about the project here: http://writingstore.com/txmsc/
Dr. Ann Hawkins, Professor of Bibliography, Department of English
Texas Hunger Initiative, Summer VISTA Intern
The Texas Hunger Initiative works to ensure Texans have access to three meals a day and seven days a week by increasing benefits access and improving participation in Summer Meals to kids. The Lubbock office is hiring summer AmeriCorps VISTAs to help increase participation in the Summer Meals program. Benefits for your service are a monthly stipend, a $1175 education award, and a pool of resources for networking. For more information about the Texas Hunger Initiative, visit www.texashunger.org.
Grace Norman, Grace_Norman@baylor.edu
or Kelsey Hilton, Kelsey_Hilton@baylor.edu
Public Administration Intern Needed
Dr. Hamilton, director for the Public Administration Program is seeking an intern to assist in gathering data for a NASPAA accreditation process. While this is a non-paid internship, the research experience can be very beneficial to one seeking this type of experience. Interested students should:
Dr. David Hamilton, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
TTU Government and Public Service Internship Program
Let TTU send you to Washington DC for a semester to work with our nation's leaders and earn course credit. Scholarships are available!
For more information & the application please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttuintern/
- Thursday, Feb. 27, 5:30 pm West Hall Presentation Room 101
- Monday, March 3, 7:30 pm West Hall Presentation Room 101
Past Congressional interns will be at the information sessions to discuss their experiences and answer your questions.
Applications for Fall 2014 internships are due Friday, March 14.
Missi Barton, Unit Coordinator, Governmental Relations
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Landscape Architecture Semester Study Abroad in Italy-12 credit hours
Texas Tech's Landscape Architecture program will conduct studio during the Fall 2014 academic semester in Italy. The study abroad program will study and live at the Santa Chiara Study Center in the rural hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino. The landscape setting offers the opportunity to experience a rural and urban landscape that is a blend of Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and contemporary expressions.
The primary academic studio emphasis for the semester will focus on organization, form, and character of urban spaces such as piazzas and village courtyards. You will develop a specific studio design solution for an urban space with tin the community of Castiglion Fiorentino, as well as the analysis of several urban Italian outdoor spaces.
The program will be limited to a maximum of 12 total graduate and/or undergraduate students.
Dr. John Billing
Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
Study Political Science in Beautiful Seville, Spain
The Department of Political Science is offering 2 upper division courses in Seville, Spain for Summer II, 2014: POLS 3323, Legislation and POLS 3351, Judicial Process. Students may be able to substitute POLS 3323 for POLS 2302 (now offered mostly on-line) and POLS 3351 satisfies the social and behavioral science core requirements. For more information, view the flyer and/or program details at the Study Abroad webpage: http://bit.ly/1hXu8UF
Dr. Timothy Nokken, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Study Music in Seville, Spain
Did you know that many of the greatest and most famous works of music are identified with the area in and around Seville? This is the home of the legendary Spanish lover Don Juan, the sultry cigarette maker Carmen, and the birthplace of flamenco, just to name a few.
Discover the world of Spanish art music from the Middle Ages through the 20th century, including major Spanish composers and traditional folk music, such as flamenco, zarzuela, and dances, as well as the works of non-Spanish composers inspired by Spain. The course will also include excursions to sites related to the course material, both in Seville and in other locations. The course content comes alive when students are "on location" and actually visit the places where great works of music and art took place and/or were produced. Program open to all TTU students.
Course: MUHL 1308 Music of Spain (Fulfills a core VPA requirement)
Estimated program fee: $2820
Program fee includes:
- Housing (includes utilities, linens & laundry) & Meals (3 per day, 7 days a week)
- Excursions - transportation, hotels, entrance fees
- Seville orientation upon arrival
June 27 - July 31, 2014
Dr. Eric Fried, Associate Professor, School of Music