Texas Tech University

Sparked by TrUE

Sometimes, all that it takes to launch a transformative experience is a spark! TrUE Spark Awards unique opportunity for TTU faculty and TrUE staff to collaborate in co-creating new transformative experiences. TrUE Spark Awards prioritize support for projects with the potential to rapidly scale up the number of opportunities available to TTU students and to continue beyond the initial funding period.

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2020-2021 TrUE Spark Awards

We are still sparking new experiences for TTU undergraduate students, but here are some of the projects we have already awarded.

  • College of Arts & Sciences
    • Virtual Undergraduate Research Training + The Science & Mathematics of COVID-19, Dr. Jaclyn Cañas-Carrell
  • College of Education
    • Education Policy Undergraduate Research Lab, Dr. J. Jacob Kirksey
  • Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center
    • Virtual Undergraduate Research Training + The Science & Mathematics of COVID-19, Dr. Ken Griffith

2019-2020 TrUE Spark Awards

Congratulations to our inaugural cohort of TrUE Spark Award Recipients!

  • College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
    • Digital Herbarium, Dr. Robert Cox
    • Assessing the presence and assimilation of microplastics in urban stream food webs, Dr. Scott F. Collins
  • College of Arts & Sciences
    • 2020 LEAP Texas Conference Travel Support, Dr. David Roach
    • STEP Learning Assistants, Dr. Brock Williams
  • College of Human Sciences
    • Undergraduate Research Experience Program, Dr. Michael O'Boyle
  • College of Education
    • East Lubbock Mentoring (ELM) Program, Dr. Joshua Cruz
    • HIP Research Project: STEP Learning Assistants, Dr. Rebecca Hite
  • Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center
    • STEP Learning Assistants, Dr. Ken Griffith