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Dean Woodruff on Education & Plato's Cave

Plato's cave-dwellers are like students who see only what is on the screen in a windowless lecture room, or on the Internet. They have no basis for questioning the PowerPoint slides they are being been shown.(read more)

Entrepreneur Visits with UGS Students

Lee Walker is a former Dell president, award-winning teacher, nuclear physicist, philanthropist, high-tech visionary & investor, and founding board member of the Lance Armstrong foundation.(read more)

Nominate for the Cale McDowell Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Studies

The award may be given to a deserving member of the School of Undergraduate Studies, or reward extraordinary effort by any University of Texas at Austin student, faculty or staff member toward improving the core curriculum at UT Austin(read more)

UGS Student Finds Major & Career Path through Internship

Sydney Cruz's summer internship led from interests in art and technology to a job with UT's Center for Teaching and Learning, acceptance to the RTF program, and more concrete goals. She says that although the internship was challenging and time-consuming, she was always excited to go to work. (read more)

Grants for Undergrads Studying Abroad

45 $1,000 Phi Kappa Phi grants are awarded each year, available to all University of Texas at Austin students, not just Phi Kappa Phi members. The grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. (read more)

Enspire Founder & CEO Advises UGS Students

E-learning entrepreneur and Plan II alumnus Bjorn Billhardt will meet with a small group of Undergraduate Studies students to chat about careers, choosing a major, and how choices made in undergraduate careers can affect life after college.(read more)

Explore UT with Undergraduate Studies

Join us for the inside scoop on what college is really like, and interactive sessions on choosing the right major.(read more)

Grants Available for Students Exploring Careers & Majors

All first-year UGS students are invited to apply by March 30 for funding that would make it possible to explore with a summer internship, research project, informal class, or trip to interview professionals of interest, among many other possibilities.(read more)

UGS's Dr. Wyatt Heads to Undergrad Research Day at the Capitol

The UGS Undergraduate Research Coordinator accompanied the two Engineering and Chemistry students who were selected to represent UT Austin at the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.(read more)

Two UGS Advisors Featured on National Advising Site

Read Center for Strategic Advising staff Alexia Apollo and Brad Popiolek on their student success stories, challenges in advising, and favorite childhood toys on the Academic Counselors Association at UT Austin site.(read more)