The Undergraduate Research Steering Committee (UR Steering Committee) was appointed by the Provost in the summer of 2011, and consists of members across the campus. The co-chairs of the committee are Dr. Edward Lisic and Dr. John Shriner, and the committee consists of Dr. Rita Barnes, Dr. Tammy Boles, Dr. Susan Gore, Dr. Benjamin Mohr, Dr. Francis Otuonye, Dr. Sally Pardue, and Dr. Melinda Swafford.
The URECA! (Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activity) Program provides monetary assistance for undergraduates who pursue research and creative activities at TTU through academic year mini-grants, summer grants with stipends, and travel grants for students and their accompanying faculty mentors. The mini-grants are for the academic year with a maximum award of $1,000, and the summer grants are for a maximum of $4,000 including a stipend. Undergraduate researchers and their faculty mentors can also apply for travel grants
For Spring Semester 2013, the Undergraduate Research Steering Committee will accept applications for URECA! Program grants through February 22, 2013 at 4:30pm. Undergraduate research is a student-faculty collaboration to examine, create, and share new knowledge or works in ways commensurate with practices in the discipline.
The Office of Research provides a location to find out more about research and creative activities available to all undergraduate students, and maintains this website to detail opportunities and resources on campus, and opportunities off-campus. The URECA! Program provides research-related opportunities and information to students interested in pursuing a deeper learning experience. Opportunities for undergraduate research are extensive at TTU and limited only by your imagination. Research should be directed by a faculty member within the University, but it can be conducted independently, on a team, and or in an outside facility.