Texas Tech University

Economic Engagement Forum Set for April 18

Texas Tech has completed a series of surveys that are required for its application for the Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University designation from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

The IEP designation recognizes university engagement in an array of economic development efforts.

The survey results will be discussed at a forum open to all faculty and staff from 3-5 p.m. April 18 in room 169 of the Human Sciences Building. All faculty and staff are invited regardless of whether they filled out the initial survey.

President Duane Nellis and Vice President for Research Rob Duncan will host the forum to discuss the findings and take questions and comments about Texas Tech’s future involvement in economic engagement activities in the community, state and nation.

Economic engagement is defined as the exchange of knowledge and resources between institutions of higher education and their public and private stakeholders. Those activities can include transferring research discoveries into marketable products and services, sharing technical expertise and equipment with its community, and providing educational opportunities and workforce development.