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Undergraduate Research Programs

UR Programs at TTU

Students smile holding certificates after participating in Plains Bridges Research Week

Center for the Integration of STEM Education & Research (CISER) Undergraduate Research Program

The purpose of the CISER Undergraduate Research Program is to encourage undergraduate students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) to be engaged in an authentic research experience.

Honors College Undergraduate Research Scholars

Texas Tech University Honors College has a variety of undergraduate research opportunities for its honors students. Undergraduate Research Scholars are engaging in research all over the TTU/TTUHSC campuses, working with faculty mentors who want to make a difference and help our Honors students make a difference as well.

Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate 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.

Program in Inquiry and Investigation

The purpose of this two-semester offering is to introduce students to the basics and expectations of doing inquiry and investigative work at the college level. Students belong to one of five cohorts based on your application and selection by the cohort mentors. Each cohort has approximately 20 students.

Scholars will advance into faculty research laboratories in their second (sophomore) year and may continue through the fourth (senior) year.

McNair Scholars

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a year-round graduate school preparatory program. The program includes an 8-week summer research internship that prepares undergraduate students demonstrating strong academic potential for graduate research. The McNair Scholars Program is a Federal TRIO program designed to identify need and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Other UR Programs

TTUHSC SABR

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences's Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research Internship (SABR) Program is an excellent educational opportunity, with a commitment to fostering its interns' desire for science and research. Our program is intended for undergraduate students or current graduates who wish to gain more research experience before entering graduate school.

National Programs

International Programs

High School Programs

Looking for an exciting way to spend the summer? Texas Tech offers high school students the opportunity to conduct research in the sciences and humanities in a variety of programs.