May 9, 2012
The online-based biannual publication provides an outlet for an emerging research institution such as Texas Tech to tell the stories of its scholars.
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) released the inaugural issue of Texas Tech Discoveries: Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity in spring 2011. One year later, the OVPR announces the release of the third edition of the online research magazine, continuing the tradition of disseminating to the community and the world information about the outstanding scholarly activity at Texas Tech.
The online-based biannual publication 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.
“I am very proud of the excellent research, scholarship and creative efforts of our dedicated faculty at Texas Tech,” said Taylor Eighmy, vice president for research. “In this third edition of Texas Tech Discoveries, I am excited to highlight the transdisciplinary work of our researchers with faculty from our sister institutions and other research universities and partners. 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 spring 2012 edition begins with a look at obesity research at Texas Tech through a transdisciplinary project titled Transformacion para Salud. Other stories in the publication include a feature by Eighmy on undergraduate research, the core of discovery and experiential learning at Texas Tech, as well as features ranging from quail preservation to printmaking.
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.Twitter