Amanda ParraPh.D."TIEHH provided me with hands-on training on analytical instrumentation and valuable courses for a career in the environmental health field. I have enjoyed being part of the graduate program and also having the chance to present my research at multiple conferences. Now after four years I am confident in my transition into a professional career in environmental chemistry and ecological risk assessment."
Dan DawsonPh.D.“The reason I came to TIEHH was partially of convenience(I was at TTU already because of my wife), and partially because I thought that a PhD in Env Tox would offer more potential employment opportunities my alternatives at the time(Natural Resource Management, Biology). That said, my experience here has been generally excellent and I’m happy to recommend it, even if I only lucked into it. I have found that because Environmental Toxicology overlaps with some many fields, and because TIEHH has a knowledgeable and diverse faculty, research opportunities for graduate students at TIEHH are easy to find. This is reflected in the wide variety of careers that graduates of TIEHH have moved into. I would say that TIEHH also provides a positive overall student experience, with good core classes, wonderful staff, and a generally cordial working environment. Based on my experience, I think that any student that is interested in studying the impacts of chemicals in the environment should strongly consider TIEHH for their graduate work.”
M.S."Making the life-changing decision to attend graduate school is difficult. Finding a place that feels like a home away from home is even harder. I'm very glad that I chose TIEHH. The professors make themselves available and are innately interesting. The students stick together and are friendly. Lubbock has a big city feel while still having small town charm. "
Ph.D.“There are a number of factors that led to me coming to TIEHH to get my doctorate. First and foremost was the opportunity to do interesting research of my own and to participate in the exciting work others were doing. Another reason I wanted to come to TIEHH was the track record the department has with graduates finding good jobs. Finally, TIEHH is an exciting environment where I found myself surrounded by a community of like-minded peers.”
Melissa SandozM.S.“It took me a long time to make my decision about graduate school. What made me choose TIEHH over my other options was the greater breadth in expertise of the professors and the better financial support available to students. Now that I’m here, I understand how lucky we are to have an entire Environmental Toxicology Department, with dedicated resources and amazing support staff. I can’t imagine having gone to grad school anywhere else. While Lubbock is smaller than my hometown, there’s still a lot of fun things to do here, including music, dancing, hiking at Palo Duro, the downtown farmer’s market, and the First Friday Art Trail. We’ve got some mighty fine Texas BBQ too!”
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Advanced Materials Expert Awarded Prestigious Fellowship, Oration
GLENYS YOUNG MARCH 14, 2018
Seshadri Ramkumar has worked in the advanced textiles field for two decades.
Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Environmental Toxicology and lead investigator in the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory, has recently been awarded two of the most prestigious honors in the textiles field: a fellowship with The Textile Institute in the United Kingdom and the 2017-18 Professor W. B. Achwal Oration from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India.
President's Excellence In Teaching Awards
Dr. Céline Godard-Codding has been selected as one of the recipients of the President's Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2018. She will be recognized at the Faculty Honors Convocation to be held on April 18, 2018.
David Klein, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology, was appointed to the EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors.
David Klein, an associate professor of environmental, clinical and analytical chemistry in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University, has been appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Board of Scientific Counselors.
The board is a federal advisory committee that provides advice, information and recommendations to the EPA’s Office of Research and Development on the research programs the office is completing.
IRD announces recipients of 2018 Seed Grants
Dr. Greg Mayer was one of the recipients for 2018's Seed Grant cycle offered through the International Research and Development Division (IRD) of the Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs.
"The international seed grant program allows TTU and TTUHSC faculty to create new connections in other countries and begin joint projects that often lead to productive long-term academic collaborations," said Dr. Gad Perry, Senior Director of the IRD. "It gives preference to high-quality research in priority countries that involve relatively new faculty who have not previously been supported by the program."
The IRD Seed Grants have helped increase focus on the importance of international collaboration and research. The Seed Grant competition also reflects the ongoing commitment of the Offices of the Provost, the Vice Presidents for Research at both TTU & TTUHSC, and the International Research & Development Division of the Office of International Affairs to enhancing international research and development activities and scholarship.
Advanced Materials Expert, Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Awarded Prestigious Fellowship, Oration
Dr. Céline Godard-Codding selected for the President's Excellence in Teaching Award
Associate Professor, Dr. David Klein, appointed to EPA Board
Dr. Greg Mayer, One of IRD 2018 Seed Grant Cycle Winners
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