Texas Tech to host P2B Undergraduate Research Week

Students from the Plains Bridges to Baccalaureate Program will attend a series of workshops and events.

Texas Tech University’s Center for Undergraduate Research will coordinate with South Plains College’s Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program to host the P2B Undergraduate Research Week. Twelve students from the Plains Bridges to Baccalaureate Program will attend a week-long series of workshops and events hosted by the center to develop critical research skills and conduct team-building activities. The program runs July 12-17 at Texas Tech. “This new partnership between South Plains College’s program and Texas Tech’s Center for Undergraduate Research will allow underrepresented minority students the opportunity to further engage in undergraduate research at Texas Tech,” said Jeannie Diaz, director of the center. “By hosting these types of programs, we hope to increase enrollment in graduate education and increase retention in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pipeline.” Summer workshops series include: Basics of Research, Library Resources, Etiquette Luncheon, CV/Resume Workshop and a campus tour. Students will live in dorms while on campus to further engage them in the Texas Tech community. The Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health.  It is a multi-faceted program for underrepresented minority students interested in science. The program aims to help these students succeed in higher education and to help them make a smooth transition to a four-year institution such as Texas Tech. For more information about the Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program visit: www.bridges.tiehh.ttu.edu. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Jeannie Diaz: director, Center for Undergraduate Research, (806) 742-1095 or jeannie.diaz@ttu.edu