As the sprawling capital city grows in size, so too does the gap between rich and poor. According to a 2015 report from the Martin Propensity Institute, Austin is the most economically segregated large metro area in the country. The economic divide has become increasingly acute in East Austin, where… read more
With tech giants like Dell, Apple, Samsung, Google, Oracle and Facebook setting up shop in the Austin area, it may be difficult to believe more than 50,000 residents don’t have access to the Internet, according to a 2015 Digital Inclusion in Austin study. To bridge this digital divide, Google Fiber… read more
Major: Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences Activities: Geoscience Leadership Organization for Women, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship Program Rocking it out…When she first came to UT Austin, Dafov wasn’t sure which direction to take. After her father connected her with a… read more
Major: Psychology Activities: Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship Program; Bridging Disciplines Program, School of Undergraduate Studies; and student research assistant in the Child Development in Context Laboratory, Department of Psychology. College bound … With help from her mentors in the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program, Martinez learned everything she needed to know… read more
Veteran State Sen. and Distinguished Alumna Judith Zaffirini, BS ’67, MA ’70, PhD ’78, (D-Laredo) released the following statement about the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Consortium last week. One of the best ways to improve diversity in higher education is to improve education for all students while focusing on each student’s… read more
The Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Citizen Scholars, IE’s student organization, hosted its fifth annual Research Contest for students of all disciplines on Thursday, April 28 as part of the university’s Research Week. The contest provides current, former and prospective IE Pre Grad Interns the opportunity to showcase their research, ambitions and… read more
Alternative Breaks student make positive impact on disadvantaged communities and learn more about their strengths and passions in the process.
The DDCE joins in on the city-wide effort to address Austin’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, highlighting accomplishments that were made within the past year at the annual SXSWedu community dialogue.
Doctoral students at The University of Texas at Austin are invited to submit a proposal for a one-year, $20,000 fellowship offered by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Only doctoral candidates at The University of Texas at Austin programs may apply. The Harry Estill Moore and Bernice Milburn Moore Fellowship… read more