Texas Tech University

Q.U.E.S.T. Program

Quality University Explorations in Science & Technology

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.

During the academic year component, students participate in Research Seminars held 2 times a month. These sessions include hands-on activities, speakers and research opportunities.All Q.U.E.S.T. students must complete a research project at the end of each component.

Research seminars include competitions, speakers, projects, and other activities on the area of focus for that semester.

Past Research Seminars

  • Robotics Biomedical Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Architecture
  • Math/Science within the arts

Summer Component

During the summer component, Q.U.E.S.T. participants.

Take classes on the Texas Tech University campus in the following subjects:

  • Literature/Composition
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • SAT/ACT prep
  • Enrichment Learning skills

The Q.U.E.S.T. students also participate in various fun and exciting cultural, social and recreational activities during the evenings.

Eligibility Criteria

Students interested in joining the Q.U.E.S.T program must be attending one of the following schools to be considered eligible to apply:

  • Meadow HS
  • Monterrey HS
  • Olton HS
  • Petersburg HS
  • Plainview HS
  • Ralls HS
  • Slaton HS
  • Southland HS
  • Sundown HS
  • Tahoka HS
  • Lubbock Cooper HS
  • Coronado HS
  • Estacado HS
  • Frenship HS
  • Hale Center HS
  • Littlefield HS
  • Lockney HS
  • Lorenzo HS
  • Lubbock HS
  • Matthews HS