Students across Undergraduate Studies programs are exploring new interests, gaining experience through research and internships, and taking leadership roles across the Forty Acres. Click on any student to learn more about his or her School of Undergraduate Studies experience.
Amanda’s undergraduate research topic is Paleobotany and Paleoclimate Analysis of Fossil Flora from the Elko Formation in Northeastern Nevada.
“At the beginning, my work was just a box of fossils I found while field assisting, and it is cool to see that box of rocks become something more meaningful.”
In summer 2010, as part of her Children & Society BDP certificate, Michelle interned with Community New Start, a non-profit that focuses on reaching out to children in St. John, TX. She developed new curriculum activities for...
“This internship really helped me understand my BDP because I got to see how children interact within their niche.”
“[The School of Undergraduate Studies] gave me the time to actually find a major that fit what I wanted to, instead of coming into UT as a certain major, going through that curriculum and realizing, I don’t really like this.”
“It’s rewarding to see students begin to connect the dots between different topics and subjects, making new material seem less foreign.”