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We are excited to announce that beginning in fall 2016, UT students will have the opportunity to earn an interdisciplinary BDP certificate in Museum Studies. This newest BDP certificate program lets students explore the role of museums as sites of research, education, and preservation. Read more to learn more about the newest BDP certificate.
BDP students Julia Chernis (Digital Arts & Media) and Ashley Rivera (Media, Culture & Identities) participated in the first annual Texas Student Research Showdown. They created short videos about their Connecting Experience research and were selected as finalists to deliver TED Talk-style presentations for a live audience and panel of judges. Watch their videos and live presentations.
In 2015, BDP students completed 344 Connecting Experiences on six different continents. By serving 27,520 hours and completing 172 internships, BDP students generated an economic impact of more than $678,000. 131 students graduated with their BDP certificates and nearly 400 students applied to join the BDPs. View an infographic with more highlights from 2015.
As a faculty panel member, instructor, and mentor to dozens of BDP students, Dr. Cal Streeter has been an integral part of the Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits BDP. We recently caught up with Dr. Streeter to hear about his experience helping students navigate the world of non-profits and social entrepreneurship. Read more.