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The Bridge - Summer 2019

The Bridge is the Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) newsletter to share news and student stories with BDP friends and alumni. View archived editions of The Bridge.

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BDP Representation in the President’s Award for Global Learning Teams

As winners of the inaugural President’s Award for Global Learning, a total of eight Bridging Disciplines Program students and two BDP Faculty Panel members are abroad this summer to conduct research. Read more about this award competition and the interdisciplinary research initiatives these students and faculty are working on.

Record Number of BDP Graduates Celebrated at Spring Certificate Ceremony

Enjoy a series of photos from the Bridging Disciplines Programs Certificate Ceremony, recognizing over 200 spring and summer 2019 graduates. View the photos.

Meet the Bridging Disciplines Programs Staff

The BDP Office has recently expanded our staff to include a fourth advisor. We are excited to increase our support for students, develop student and alumni engagement opportunities, and build on the work our Alumni Advisory Group has begun. Read on for more about the BDP team.

Social Inequality, Health & Policy BDP Student Researches Public Health in Mexico with President’s Award for Global Learning

Veronica Remmert, completing a BDP in Social Inequality, Health & Policy with an emphasis in Public Health, conducted research focused on the health needs of four communities in rural Puebla, Mexico and created an inventory of health resources in each community. As a winner of the President’s Award for Global Learning, her research will be used to inform a comprehensive needs assessment for each community, which will be implemented this summer. Learn more about her research.

Public Policy BDP Student Explores Intersection of Science, Business, and Policy in Internship

Isheta Kumar, majoring in Chemistry and Economics and completing a BDP certificate in Public Policy, interned with Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), an organization dedicated to funding promising scientific innovations. While at ATI, Isheta had the opportunity to research the public benefit funds used by over 30 states to provide funding for renewable energy research. Read more about her internship.

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP Student Researches Startup Businesses with Creative Focus

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship student Keyanna Maxwell conducted market research to better understand startup needs and failures, looking specifically at startups in creative arenas. She explored the intersections between these types of businesses as she prepared to create a business plan for a makers’ studio focused on baking, cooking classes, sewing, and other creative endeavors. Learn more about her research.

BDP Alumni Advisory Group Focuses on Building Connections

Now entering its fourth year, the BDP Alumni Advisory Group has made great progress on its initial charge to promote and enhance the mission of the BDPs. Learn more about the group’s recent work and meet its members.