Education to Help to Better Train Local STEM Teachers
With a $1.98 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, researchers in Texas Tech’s College of Education and other disciplines will empower elementary teachers with skills to better teach science and math to English Language Learners in the Lubbock area.
Researchers Help Iraqi Officials Rebuild Science and Technology
For the second year in a row, researchers at Texas Tech hosted a delegation of six Iraqi government officials intent on learning how to fund scientific and technological research and develop science policy in their country as they begin rebuilding its academic infrastructure.
Usability Researchers Develop New Eye-Tracking Device
After several years of research, software writing and prototype creation, researchers at Texas Tech’s Usability Research Lab have created a device that can track eye movement at a price-point far below the industry standard.
Texas Tech Participates in $4 Million Wind Research Project
Texas Tech’s Wind Science and Engineering Research Center will participate in a $4.1 million research project from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Researchers Fight Drought with Web-based Tools
Texas Tech agricultural researchers have released two new farmer-friendly computer tools that save scarce irrigation water and boost bottom lines for parched producers.
Rivers of Fire: Red Planet Channels Likely Formed by Lava
Associate Professor David Leverington says what we interpret as the largest ancient riverbeds on Mars most likely were created not by water, but by massive, fast-moving, low-viscosity lava flows that ravaged the planet’s surface in a way we don’t see on Earth.
Grad Student Creates Snake Identification iPhone App
Snake enthusiast and TTU graduate student Jeremy Weaver created TX Snakes to help Texans identify snakes they come across.
A New Dean Brings Reform at the College of Education
Scott Ridley became dean of Texas Tech’s College of Education on June 1, 2011, and his agenda is simple – reform.
Caveman Politics: Instincts Play Role in Our Decisions
Possibly hailing from our caveman instincts to ensure survival, two researchers from Texas Tech suggest that physical formidability affects preference in political leadership.