Texas Tech Honors Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers and Faculty Mentors

Nine undergraduate researchers and six faculty mentors recognized for efforts.

The Center for Undergraduate Research recognized outstanding undergraduate researchers, faculty mentors and graduating scholars during a recent spring banquet.

Center for Undergraduate Research awards and certificates from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn were presented to nine undergraduate researchers and six faculty mentors. The awards are part of the Center for Undergraduate Research initiative to recognize and spotlight undergraduate research at Texas Tech. Click to enlarge images.

All Center for Undergraduate Research Scholars

All Center for Undergraduate Research Scholars. Photo courtesy Jeannie Diaz.

Recipients of the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher awards:

  • Nicholas Bergfeld
  • Heather Thomas
  • Allison Spencer
  • Katrina DeLeon
  • Joseph Martin
  • Mattie Wilson
  • Miranda Woodruff
  • Nichole Hodge
  • Heather Darnell

Recipients of the Outstanding Faculty Mentor awards:

  • Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Margaret Elbow, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
  • Ann Hawkins, Department of English
Recipients of the Outstanding Faculty Mentor awards

Center for Undergraduate Research Trail Blazer Recipients: (L-R) Mehr Singh, Scholar; Dustin Sides, Scholar; Jeannie Diaz, CUR Director; Jennifer Tang, Scholar; Theresa Aguilar, Scholar; Dezirae Hood, Scholar.

Mentors from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center:

  • Kendra Rumbaugh, Department of Surgery
  • Jean Strahlendorf, Department of Physiology
  • Jeffrey Thomas, Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry

The students were nominated by faculty mentors to recognize their exemplary performance and dedication to undergraduate research at Texas Tech. Faculty mentors were nominated by students to recognize them for their performance and dedication to undergraduate researchers.

Student research projects represented a wide range of majors from departments across the campus.