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The Bridge - Spring 2018

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

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Announcing New Bridging Disciplines Certificate in Design Strategies

We are excited to announce that, beginning this semester, UT students will have the opportunity to earn a BDP certificate in Design Strategies. This newest BDP certificate program lets students apply an interdisciplinary framework for human-centered design thinking in order to solve product, systems, service, and social problems. Learn more about the BDP certificate in Design Strategies.

Photo Story: Bridging Disciplines Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary

Enjoy a series of photos highlighting a day of events celebrating the Bridging Disciplines Programs’ Fifteenth Anniversary, including alumni panels, awards, and a celebratory reception. View the photos.

Longtime Partnerships and BDP Annual Award Winners Recognized

The Bridging Disciplines Programs would not be what they are today without the support of faculty, students, alumni, and organizations in the community. As part of the Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration, we honored some of these exceptional organizations and people for their work with and for the BDPs. Learn more about the honorees.

Digital Arts & Media BDP Student Develops Art and Assets for 2D Video Game

Through the 2D Game Development Capstone course, Digital Arts & Media BDP student Jasmine Uy worked with a team on a 2D video game for her Creative Project. The game involved a puzzle platform with a plot centered on healing from emotional trauma. As a Studio Art major, Jasmine’s goal was to focus on learning how to create assets for the game’s design and programming. Read more about her project.

Environment & Sustainability BDP Student Researches Renewable Energy in Texas

Audrey Wilkes, Environment & Sustainability BDP student majoring in Civil Engineering, conducted independent research on the social, economic, and political factors that contribute to renewable energy practices in Texas. This experience exposed her to a variety of disciplinary lenses, including perspectives from natural sciences and social sciences, through which she examined sustainability issues. Learn more about her research.

Social Inequality, Health & Policy Alumnus’ BDP Experience Led Him to Population and Policy Research

Timmy Huynh graduated in May 2010, completing simultaneous majors in Economics and Geography and a BDP Certificate in Social Inequality, Health & Policy with a concentration in Social Inequality. Read more about how BDP influenced his education and career trajectory by introducing him to population studies and sociology.