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TrUE Partners are TTU departments and programs (both institutionally and externally funded) who collaborate with TrUE to develop, sustain, and/or facilitate transformative undergraduate experiences. Together, the TrUE Partners network is working to collaboratively achieve TrUE's mission of ensuring that every Texas Tech undergraduate student engages in transformative learning experiences in their time at TTU. 

Institutional Partners

Externally Funded Partnerships

Supporting external funding for transformative undergraduate experiences is a major strategic priority for TrUE. This work takes on a range of forms from supplying letters of support for faculty-led proposals to leading the development and implementation of entire projects out of our Center.

Below is an outline of our currently funded grant-based partnerships. 

  • USDA Bridge Adventure – helped develop and implement Raider Service Break participant engagement intervention.
  • NSF TURTLE – our Director Levi Johnson is serving as a Co-Principal Investigator in this exciting research project examining the long-term academic and workforce outcomes of Undergraduate Research in STEM.
  • NSF Noyce – the TrUE team is providing logistical and data management support as the project team works to recruit, support, and sustain high-quality STEM K-12 teachers.
  • NSF Collaborative Noyce– our Director Levi Johnson is serving as a Co-Principal Investigator on this multi-institution collaboration investigating the effectiveness of university-based teacher preparation programs in developing STEM teachers for rural schools.
  • NIH Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate – the TrUE team proudly develops and executes the Plains Bridges Week on-campus undergraduate research and professional development intervention to help South Plains College students prepare for their summer research experiences at Texas Tech and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
  • NIH Program in Inquiry and Investigation (Pi2) – TrUE is proud to support the work of Texas Tech's first ever Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) education grant. Together with the project leadership team, we are working to increase opportunities and Hispanic representation in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources undergraduate research through the TrUE Scholars program
  • U.S. Department of Education McNair Scholars Program – TrUE is proud to support one of the University's oldest undergraduate research programs in broadening the participation of underrepresented and historically disadvantaged students in undergraduate research and postgraduate studies.