Howard Hughes Undergraduate Program Holds Student Research Days at Texas Tech University
April 5, 2006
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DATE: DRAFT, 2006
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LUBBOCK – Students from five undergraduate research programs at Texas Tech will make
66 presentations on their research projects during the Ninth Annual TTU Student Research
The event will be 2-4 p.m. Friday (April 7) in the Croslin Room of the Texas Tech
Library, located at 15th Street and Boston Avenue.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Education Program at Texas
Tech will sponsor the event. Undergraduate student researchers from Sigma Xi, the
Honors College, McNair Scholars Program, the College of Agricultural Sciences and
Natural Resources and the Howard Hughes program will participate.
“Student Research Days is an event designed to showcase undergraduate students’ ongoing
research projects,” said Diana Fabing, HHMI program coordinator. “Other than presenting
at TTU Student Research Days, students often publish in peer-review journals and present
their research at national and international scientific meetings.”
Texas Tech is the only university in Texas with an active grant from the Howard Hughes
Medical Institute. The HHMI program allows students to work side-by-side with faculty
research scientists. The grants provide students with new opportunities in research
and hands-on science projects.
The $6.3 million received by Texas Tech from HHMI in 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2002 is
the most received by any Texas institution, the second largest by a Big 12 institution
and ranks 13th in the nation among research universities.
Dr. John M. Burns, TTU/HHMI program director, started the program in 1992. He will
retire shortly after the event.
CONTACT: Diana Fabing, coordinator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate
Science Education Program, (806) 742-2883 ext. 2, or email@example.com.