Texas Tech


research • scholarship • creative activity

Spring 2015

    What is Texas Tech Discoveries Magazine?

    Texas Tech Discoveries is an online-based, biannual publication, produced by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Our mission is to inform the community and the world about the ongoing research, scholarship, and creative activity at Texas Tech.

    This magazine is an opportunity as an emerging research institution to tell the stories of our scholars engaged in disciplines from the physical and social sciences to the arts and humanities.

    Within this publication you will find profiles in excellence and discovery, featuring our distinguished researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and alumni; the latest research stories and news briefs; book announcements; accomplishments and awards; and interactive media, from video and audio clips to image galleries and social media. We hope you enjoy this edition of Texas Tech Discoveries.

    I would like to send out a very special thank you to all of the writers and contributors from across Texas Tech, the Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of the Provost, Office of Communications & Marketing, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Without your help, Texas Tech Discoveries would not be possible.

    Texas Tech Discoveries is a member of the University Research Magazine Association.

    Thank you,

    John Davis
    Senior Editor, Research & Academic Communications
    Office of the Vice President for Research
    Texas Tech University