Texas Tech University

Student Involvement

student with sample trayThe Natural Science Research Laboratory takes pride in its role in fostering students in their education and training for future careers as research scientists and museum professionals. Graduate and undergraduate TTU students make up a large percentage of the employee and volunteer hours that contribute to the functioning of the NSRL. Master's degree candidates in the Museum Science program not only have the opportunity to apply their education in a real world setting, but they also play a vital role as a member of the team furthering the mission of the NSRL. Similarly, graduate and undergraduate students from other majors, such as Biological Sciences, may find opportunities to learn through research assistantships, practicums, or volunteer opportunities customized to their individual learning needs.

There are a wide variety of opportunities, from short-term appointments to long-term relationships, for students interested in contributing to the efforts of the NSRL. The NSRL staff will work with a candidate to customize an internship, practicum, or assistantship that achieves the student's requirements while fitting the Museum's goals and capabilities.

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Anyone wishing to broaden their educational experience by applying for an internship, practicum, or graduate assistantship must be enrolled at TTU to qualify for placement. For information about employment opportunities at the NSRL, please contact the Director of the NSRL, Dr. Robert Bradley, or Curator of Collections, Heath Garner. High school students interested in contributing to the NSRL, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page.

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