My name is Maggie Wilson. I am a mechanical engineer working towards my M.B.A. at Texas Tech. I was so fortunate to find the TECHniques Center last August and begin working as a tutor. Looking back on my college career, I am reflecting upon the choices I made that had the biggest impact for good.… Continue reading How Joining SWE Shaped My College Experience
by Kennedy Lambert, TECHniques Center tutor My name is Kennedy Lambert, and I am a Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences major and Psychology minor here at Texas Tech University. I have been working at the TECHniques Center for a year now, and I absolutely love this job! I graduate this May and will be attending… Continue reading Why YOU Should Get Involved in Undergraduate Research!
By Katie Ericson, Senior Academic Counselor Last month Kami, Taylor and I went to Indianapolis, Indiana for the annual national AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) conference. It was an exciting conference filled with a wealth of knowledge from those who work in Student Disability Services on college campuses all over the country. The… Continue reading Texas Tech is AHEAD of the Game
Post-Secondary Disability Training Institute Wrap-Up: How Academic Counseling Promotes Resiliency, Self-Advocacy, and Retention by Brandi Willis Schreiber This year the TECHniques Center is on fire presenting at conferences across the nation! Although it has already been a fabulous year sharing what we do and what we’ve learned with other professionals and institutions, representing Student Disability… Continue reading Post-Secondary Disability Training Institute Wrap-Up
By Rachel Onishi, Senior Academic Counselor Twenty-five years ago there were no laws in the United States that existed to advocate for disabled people and allow them to enjoy the freedom we as a nation are proud of. One of the men who started the movement for disability rights was Lex Frieden. This past… Continue reading 25 Years of Change
by Brandi Willis Schreiber We, too, are grateful to be exposed to new things, provocative ideas, and amazing people within the field of disabilities that continually change the way we approach our work. For the second time, staff from our department (Kyla Shannon, Taylor Fidler from our main Student Disability Services office, and I)… Continue reading Conference Recap: The 2015 National Autism Conference
This past week, I had the honor of attending the 65th Annual International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Conference in San Diego, California. It was an honor to learn from leaders, researchers and practitioners in the field of learning disabilities. With four full days of sessions and explorative learning, I have returned back to the TECHniques Center with… Continue reading International Dyslexia Association