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Program to Bring Environmental Engineering Experience to Teens

Texas Tech is partnering with Nimitz High School to give real-world energy and environmental training.

Written by Karin Slyker

Texas Tech will work with Nimitz High School throughout the year to provide consultation in curriculum, environmental science and engineering instruction, and service learning projects.

Texas Tech will work with Nimitz High School throughout the year to provide consultation in curriculum, environmental science and engineering instruction, and service learning projects.

Top administrators from Texas Tech recently visited Irving to kick off a unique partnership with Nimitz High School.

The venture is part of the school’s new signature program called Energy & Environmental Entrepreneurship, a program intended to give students real-world energy and environmental training that could prove beneficial when applying to college or entering the workforce.

In attendance were:

  • Guy Bailey, president of Texas Tech University
  • Jamie Hansard, senior associate director for Undergraduate Admissions
  • Patrick Hughes, associate vice provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Walt Oler, associate academic dean for the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
  • John Zak, associate academic dean for the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Dana T. Bedden, superintendent of schools, Irving ISD
  • Rick Nolly, principal of Nimitz High School

Texas Tech will work with Nimitz students and teachers throughout the year to provide consultation in curriculum, environmental science and engineering instruction, and service learning projects. Additionally the university will provide textbooks for a Texas Tech section of the Nimitz library, admissions and recruiting opportunities, and tours of the Lubbock campus for selected juniors and seniors.

For photos of the event, click here.

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One Response to “Program to Bring Environmental Engineering Experience to Teens”

  1. Patti Chiles Says:

    As a former Red Raider (’80), a teacher at Lamar Middle School (which feeds into NImitz High School), and the mother of two current Red Raiders, I am so very proud to be a Red Raider now! My daughters both graduated from Nimitz (Meredith ’06 and Andrea ’09) and are loving being at Tech! My classroom is a “Texas Tech Shrine”, as some of colleagues call it – and I stress that every student can go to college and I would prefer them to go to Texas Tech.

    Thank you for this partnership!

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