Texas Tech University

TrUE Symposium

Since 2022, the Transformative Undergraduate Experiences Symposium (formerly. Scholar Research Forum) is annually hosted by the Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences.

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CISER Scholars"In educational discourse, we often focus on areas of weakness. It's equally important to acknowledge areas in which students excel. The CISER Research Scholars are some of our best and brightest students. They are each engaged in cutting-edge research and are building credentials to become future leaders in research, technology, medicine, and teaching." ― Dr. Roman Taraban, Assessment Coordinator for the CISER Undergraduate Research Scholars at Texas Tech University.

CISER Fall 2017 Scholar Research Forum

CISER's Fifth Annual Scholar Research Forum was the first year for the awarding of the new Christopher Rodriguez Researchpic

Presentation Awards. The ten awards are supported by Chris and Vickie Rodriguez, parents of Scholar, Christopher Rodriguez, and his sister, Meagan Bryand, in his memory.
Back row:
Joshua Willms, Alumnus Scholar and current MD/PhD student at TTUHSC. Josh led the team of Scholars who completed the research Chris started, but was not able to complete due to his untimely accidental death in 2012. To learn more about Christopher Rodriguez visit: Christopher Rodriguez Legacy
Middle row:
Max Zhelyenznyakov, Christopher Ponce, Marisol Alonzo, Belinda Pacheco, Joshua Hernandez, Gage Rowden
Front row:
Vickie Rodriguez, Marilyn Mathew, Rachel Dziuk, Whitney Watson, Dalia Martinez-Marin, Chris Rodriguez


For further information, please contact Dr. Taraban, Assessment Coordinator for the CISER Research Scholars, or Julie Isom (Julie.Isom@ttu.edu), Associate Director of Research, CISER.