Texas Tech University


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Tech University, with a distinguished history, has grown and changed tremendously in recent years. Our department was ranked No. 56 and No 78 among U.S. universities in the most recent ShanghaiRanking and QS Rankings, respectively, and our reputation and impact continue to grow.

Looking toward the future, we now have an expanded vision of what our department can hope to become. We want to further improve our ability to attract the highest quality people to our institution, as faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students and thus achieve even higher levels of scientific productivity and leadership. We want to bring our instruction to a higher level of excellence. We want to make our physical environment one conducive to the sharing of ideas, thereby facilitating new discoveries. We aspire to become one of the top physics departments of the world.

If you would like to support our department, please consider making gift(s) to the department funds listed below. All gifts are greatly appreciated and will make a difference. If you would like to consider gifts to a particular program or endowment fund, please contact Dr. Sung-Won Lee, our department chair.


Opportunities for Support

  • Department Fund for Excellence: This gift provides unrestricted funds to support any need of the Department, including travel costs for invited speakers, faculty/student expenses for research and conferences, recruitment activities, public outreach, etc. 
  • Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Fund: award scholarships and supplemental support to outstanding students in order to bring the best national and international students to Texas Tech University and to improve their ability to accomplish world-class research. 
  • Preston F Gott Observatory Support Fund: Gifts to the Observatory will help support and fund the maintenance, renovation, and expansion of the observatory facility, public events and educational activities to the community, special lectures, and observational astrophysics research.



Your gift to the Department of Physics & Astronomy supports outstanding academic programs, advances the pursuit of new knowledge, and makes innovative research possible.

If you would like to support our program, please consider making a gift to the Department of Physics and Astronomy – all gifts are greatly appreciated and will make a difference!

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