The School of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Undergraduate Research hosted events across the Forty Acres showcasing undergraduate research and creative projects for Research Week. Our thanks to everyone who participated in the week’s events. Check out the gallery for photos from the Longhorn Research Bazaar and the Bridging Disciplines Programs poster session.
Signature Course professor Lori Holleran Steiker was awarded the Edith Clarke Woman of Excellence Award. This is the second year that students in the Senate of College Councils have given the award.
The Austin entrepreneurial community came together on Wednesday, April 12 to celebrate the grand opening of the Blackstone LaunchPad at The University of Texas at Austin. President Greg Fenves, Vice President of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation Tony Tolentino, School of Undergraduate Studies Dean Brent Iverson, and Cristal Glanchai, director of the LaunchPad, were on hand to cut the ribbon and officially open the space.
Each year, Research Week showcases an array of undergraduate research projects from across the Forty Acres. Students present their projects and promote the impressive opportunities available at a tier-one research institution.
Students and staff from 11 colleges around the state convened to participate in the first-of-its-kind Transfer Student Leadership Summit from March 31 to April 1. The Transfer-Year Experience (TYE) program in the School of Undergraduate Studies brought 60 attendees together to share their transfer experiences, identify common themes, share their own initiatives, and build a network.
The School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) hosted a celebration for upcoming graduates and students who have transferred into a new college at UT. Over 100 students met at the Turtle Pond on Tuesday, April 4 to enjoy Amy’s Ice Cream, play lawn games, and visit with Vick Center academic advisors, UGS staff members, and Dean Brent Iverson.
Ten students in the School of Undergraduate Studies will be recognized for their academic achievements during the 69th annual Honors Day ceremony on Saturday, April 8. Nine of the students will be recognized with the distinction of college scholar and one student is honored with the title of distinguished college scholar. Students must meet a rigorous set of guidelines to earn these distinctions.
Two undergraduate researchers from the University of Texas at Austin presented their work at the Texas state capitol during Undergraduate Research Day on March 28.
The National Endowment for the Humanities will award a $97,491 grant to The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and its partners across the UT Austin campus to fund the development of a new Bridging Disciplines Program.
The spring 2017 School of Undergraduate Studies Dean’s List was announced and the recipients were honored by Dean Brent Iverson and Associate Dean Larry Abraham on Tuesday.