“Students at UT are so privileged to have such innovative research at their fingertips.”
Major: Computer Science
BDP Certificate: Digital Arts & Media
Briana Gray is a computer science senior who has worked on video and computer game design. Her experiences in the Game and Mobile Media Application program and the Bridging Disciplines Program in Digital Arts & Media have led to her involvement in creating several games, both in group projects and on her own. This work lies at the intersection of creative activity and research.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Nathan Riojas is a senior mechanical engineering major who has taken part in research on a cardiovascular bioreactor.
Major: Speech Language Pathology
Whitney Barlow is a speech-language pathology senior who has conducted undergraduate research on stuttering and brain activity that accompanies the learning of new sounds.
Camille Brooks is a Radio-Television-Film junior who has created graphic design and television production graphics for several organizations, including Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.
Major: Plan II Honors, Rhetoric and Writing, and Philosophy
“Answering a big question about which you’re passionate is fulfilling and rewarding.”
Major: Liberal Arts Honors, Government, and Public Relations
Christine’s undergraduate research on black business history led to her becoming the founding associate editor of a new undergraduate research journal.
“We are taking the lessons we’ve learned in the classroom, conducting scholarly research, and applying it to our lives and future careers.”
Major: Plan II Honors and Management
Sara’s undergraduate research examined how travel and luxury in the works of James Bond author Ian Fleming have shaped consumer behavior.
“I wanted to pick a field that would be fun, with interesting materials and the opportunity to travel for research.”
Major: Social Work and Anthropology
Maria’s undergraduate research project investigated gender and environment, and how these factors impact mental health in border communities.
“The most surprising thing has been being able to go to conferences and meet other professionals who can provide more perspective and strengthen your research.”
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Nicole has engaged in undergraduate research by studying language processing in bilinguals and in noisy listening environments.
“My graduate student mentor approached me about this project, and it was a perfect bridge between my interests.”