Latest Discoveries Research Magazine Now Available

The second edition highlights Texas Tech's latest endeavors in research, scholarship and creative activity.

The fall 2011 edition begins with a look at climate science research at Texas Tech and the university's recent selection as part of the South-Central Climate Science Center.

The fall 2011 edition begins with a look at climate science research at Texas Tech and the university's recent selection as part of the South-Central Climate Science Center.

From climate research to book releases, the fall 2011 edition of Texas Tech Discoveries features outstanding research, scholarship and creative activity from across the university.

The Office of the Vice President for Research has released the second edition of Texas Tech Discoveries: Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

Texas Tech Discoveries is an online-based, bi-annual publication used to inform the community and the world about the outstanding academics and research, scholarship and creative activity at Texas Tech. The magazine provides an outlet for an emerging research institution such as Texas Tech to tell the stories of its scholars, who are engaged in disciplines ranging from the physical and social sciences to the arts and humanities.

The publication includes profiles in excellence and discovery, featuring Texas Tech’s distinguished faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and alumni; the latest research stories and news briefs; book announcements; accomplishments and awards; and interactive media, from video and audio clips to image galleries and social media.

“In this second edition of Texas Tech Discoveries, we wanted to highlight a few of the university’s latest endeavors in research, scholarship and creative activity related to our strategic initiatives, as well as celebrate the many accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students and alumni,” said Taylor Eighmy, vice president for research. “The university has set a goal to join the nation’s top research universities. Texas Tech Discoveries is a showcase for the broad range of work that is the foundation of our mission.”

The fall 2011 edition begins with a look at climate science research at Texas Tech and the university’s recent selection as part of the South-Central Climate Science Center created by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Some of the other stories include a feature by Eighmy on the importance of collaborative partnerships, a look at Texas Tech’s nationally renowned addiction center, and details of the university’s efforts to further wind research, among others.

Texas Tech Discoveries is released in the spring and fall semesters. Read the latest edition at www.texastechdiscoveries.ttu.edu.


Office of Research and Innovation

The Office of Research and Innovation is tasked with facilitating excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity for Texas Tech students, faculty and staff. The office promotes an academic environment embracing creativity, curiosity, innovation, diversity, ethics and integrity.

Among other programs, the OR&I supports responsible and safe conduct of research, faculty development and recognition, interdisciplinary collaborations, externally sponsored research, partnerships with industry and community stakeholders, international research collaboration and the application of research for the benefit of society. The OR&I promotes a culture of creative expression, discovery, innovation and collaboration with the goal of advancing Texas Tech’s status as an elite national research university.

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