January 20, 2012
Texas Tech students will present research on a variety of topics ranging from microbiology to communication and gender studies.
Selected from among 3,500 abstracts across the nation, 11 Texas Tech Center for Undergraduate Research students were chosen to present research findings at the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) on March 29-31 in Ogden, Utah.
Hosted annually, the NCUR conference promotes undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study.
2012 marks the third year the Center for Undergraduate Research has supported student involvement to the NCUR, and Texas Tech students will present research on a variety of topics ranging from microbiology to communication and gender studies.
Jeannie Diaz, director of the Texas Tech Center for Undergraduate Research, said the center believes it is important to support Texas Tech participation at NCUR, as the conference provides a platform to showcase research findings for students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. It also provides an excellent opportunity for students to network with more than 2,000 peers.
“This is exciting for Texas Tech University,” Diaz said. “It promotes student research on a national level while supporting creative scholarship and student success.”
Students selected to present, and their respective research topics include:
The center provides support and funding for undergraduate students and faculty while developing innovative programs and activities to enhance undergraduate research at the university level and beyond. Undergraduates engaged through the center and its cohorts have the opportunity to apply concepts from their college courses to real life situations in order to further their creative achievement.