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Spring 2023

TTU HydroRaiders Win Award at the Hydropower Collegiate Competition

HydroRadiers 2023

This May the U.S. Department of Energy announced the winners of the 2023 Hydropower Collegiate Competition. The compeition is meant to help undergraduate and graduate students prepare for jobs in hydropower, marine energy, and related industries by challenging them to develop unique solutions to advance America's energy technologies/resources. Our Texas Tech University HydroRaider's won the award for Best Poster in the individual category. All students had a great learning and networking experience. The team's hard work helped our college recieve this special recognition.gray line

A Journey of Overcoming and Becoming

Genavie Cabrera

The journey to the Texas Tech commencement finishing line has been neither smooth, nor easy for Genavie Cabrera, despite remarkable signs to the contrary – the infectious smile, self-assured posture and unmistakable certitude about life in general. Hers is a story of not only overcoming but also becoming, of looking adversity square in the eye and refusing to blink, of relentless determination to get where she's going. Click here to read more.

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Doctoral Student Receives Awards from the Colombian Congress of Zoology

Angela Alviz

Angela Alviz, PhD student, awarded two major distinctions at the 6th Colombian Zoology Congress Meeting. Alviz was awarded an Outstanding Student Medal of the Colombian Association of Zoology.  This award is meant to recognize outstanding students who have made significant contributions to zoology in Colombia. She was also awarded the Jorge V. Ahumada Scholarship for best graduate presentation with the work “Occupancy, activity patterns, and relative abundance of the Lowland Tapi in the Department of Arauca, Colombia”.

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She Will Rock You

TTU testing in a lab

Shelby Courreges showed up on the campus of Texas Tech University convinced she could go places. The Department of Physics and Astronomy provided the direction in her quest to reach well beyond the skies. In a few months, Courreges, a third-year student, will embark on a new adventure, traveling to Laurel, Maryland, to begin a Brooke Owens Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory – one of only 47 students selected for this honor. Read the complete article and find out the unique way her passion for physics started by visiting this link.

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Studying History the Perfect Complement to Engineering Background


David Foster has earned a bachelor's in mechanical engineering, a master's in engineering, a master's in history and a master's in businesssees. In what has been a valued and lifelong educational journey, today he is in pursuit of doctorate in history at Texas Tech. To read more about Foster's background and his ever growing, ever constant curiosity, click here.

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Possible Starts Here | Part 11 | Opening Opportunties

Valedictorian of her high school and a first-generation college student, Genavie Cabrera could have gone anywhere but chose Texas Tech as her home. A senior studying biochemistry, Cabrera aims to go to medical school and earn her doctorate. Cabrera has worked to build a legacy in her family and pave the pathway for her younger brother and the generation that comes behind her – proving Possible Starts Here. Watch Genavie's story in the video above.

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