Texas Tech to host P2B Undergraduate Research Week
July 7, 2009
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.
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CONTACT: Jeannie Diaz: director, Center for Undergraduate Research, (806) 742-1095 or email@example.com