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Two undergraduate Public Speaking Center (PSC) consultants won an award for their paper at the annual National Association of Communication Centers conference on March 27-28. Jordan Rickaway, a public health senior, and Kylie Northam, a Plan II and psychology junior, were given the Bob and Ann Weiss Undergraduate Student Paper Award for “Building Strong Voices in Another Dimension,” which explored the use of virtual reality in communication centers.
Read messages sent to members of the School of Undergraduates Studies community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Messages are organized by program.
Getting used to the way things are presented in an online course can feel like an even bigger hurdle than the course material itself. Here are five tips to help you achieve success in your online course.
On March 10, the Office of Undergraduate Research announced the winners of the fifth annual Texas Student Research Showdown, a research communication competition. Participants created two-minute videos to explain their research and creative activity to a general audience. A panel of 15 judges scored the videos on their ability to capture an audience’s attention, tell a narrative, convey rigorous scholarship, and target a general audience. More than 1,500 current UT undergraduates also voted for an audience award winner.
The School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) is proud to congratulate students in the top 4% of the UGS cohort. 129 students on the UGS Dean’s List earned a GPA of a 4.0 in fall or spring 2019. The recipients were invited to celebrate their academic achievements at the annual Dean’s List banquet with Dean Brent Iverson and keynote speaker Associate Dean Lori Holleran Steiker on Wednesday, March 4.
The School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) will host four events for kids, families, and school groups during Explore UT on Saturday, March 7. For the third year in a row, UGS Dean Brent Iverson will serve as the chair of the event. Read more about our events below. We’ll see you on Saturday!
Before Undergraduate Studies (UGS) students declare a major, they have the chance to test drive one during Interdisciplinary Studies Week (ISW). In its fifth year, ISW—a partnership between UGS and Senate of College Councils—pairs upper-class mentors with undeclared students. The program offers a dedicated week of major exploration, encouraging students and their mentors to meet up for coffee and attend classes together, giving them a sneak peek of their future day-to-day studies.
The Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDPs) are expanding their offerings with the launch of two new interdisciplinary certificates this spring: Smart Cities and Patients, Practitioners & Cultures of Care.
Musicians dream of Carnegie Hall and athletes aspire to compete in the Olympics. In academia, no single journal serves as the definitive and ultimate goal for publishing research. But, as biomedical engineering junior and undergraduate researcher Luke Heckmann knows, if anything comes close, it’s the journal Science.
Since 2010, the School of Undergraduate Studies’ Summer Exploration Grant has given UGS students the opportunity to explore their research interests during the summer break. Grants can be requested in any amount up to $2,000, and have helped UGS students travel, conduct lab research, complete unpaid internships, volunteer, and more. Read about the 2019 recipients and then consider applying for the 2020 Summer Exploration Grant.