The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement provides k-12 programming designed to engage students at a younger age and inspire them to achieve higher education. These efforts are key to the growth of our community, as students get an opportunity to participate in hands on activities and explore Texas Tech University's campus.
Wind power is indeed a growth industry of the 21st Century and with it comes an emerging body of knowledge. Ensuring the growth of this clean energy source is largely dependent upon creating a competent well-educated workforce. Run on The Wind will provide young scholars an introduction to the field of wind science and an opportunity to consider wind science as a future academic pursuit.
Science: It's A Girl Thing is a residential camp for girls. The goals are to provide girls with strong role models and dispel myths and misconceptions about science and careers in science. Campers experience university life, hands-on classes and recreational activities. In the past we have offered classes ranging from Nano Energy to Animal Science. Since the purpose of SIGT is to allow girls to explore new fields in science we ask students to write a short biography and then we assign them to classes based on what we believe they would find interesting.
Shake Hands is a summer residential camp for academically talented students. Students experience university life and attend two classes. The camp includes field trips, and recreational activities. In the summer of 2013, Shake Hands celebrates 33 years of serving gifted and talented children and youth.
The goal of the TTU Chess Program is to work with our friends and colleagues to enhance chess, education, technology, research, etc.
Participants in the Upward Bound Math/Science Discover Program have an interest in pursuing carriers in Mathematics, Science and/or Technology. The program serves 60 regional high school studetns attending school districts in Denver City, Seagraves, O'Donnell and Lamesa,TX . Upward Bound Discover provides unique opportunities to explore different career options. Participants have the opportunity to work on research projects,presentations, and exhibits.
Participants in Upward Bound Math/Science Q.U.E.S.T. (Quality University Explorations in Science & Technology) have an interest in pursuing careers in Mathematics, Science and/or Technology. The program serves 60 area high school students. Upward Bound Q.U.E.S.T. provides unique opportunities to explore different career options. Participants have the opportunity to work on research projects, presentations, and exhibits.
The Upward Bound Select Program serves 100 area high school students who have interests in various career fields. The program is designed to help develop creative thinking, effective expression and positive attitudes towards learning. Teachers, counselors and other professionals provide comprehensive counseling services, academic enrichment and activities that enhance students' potential for success in college.
Super Saturdays consists of a variety of academic enrichment classes for children in grades K-6. Topics include: forensics, mathematics, lego-robotics, cooking, art, animal science, biotechnology and MORE. Classes take place four Saturdays in a row on the Texas Tech campus.
K-12 Outreach and Engagement through the Office of Community Engagement provides several programs throughout the year. Our programs include: Mini University Day, Teens of the Month, College Readiness, Reality Check, and Red Raider Scavenger Hunts.
The University Interscholastic League exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests.