You and UTD, End of Campaign Report
You and UTD, End of Campaign Report
Computer science and engineering students

THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIVING:

Partnerships

Corporate, foundation and community organization partnerships represent nearly 51 percent of the total value of campaign contributions. Corporations gave more than $53 million. Foundations and community organizations gave more than $52 million.

In addition to providing financial support, many companies connect with the University by providing executives who serve as lecturers, host MBA students or interact with student organizations. Corporate representatives share expertise through membership on University advisory boards, helping to shape the direction of academic programs and better prepare the future workforce.

Computer science and engineering students gain practical experience through the yearlong UTDesign capstone. The corporate-sponsored program connects companies to student teams that are trained to problem-solve. Equipment for the program's new studio was sponsored by several corporate partners.

CAMPAIGN RESULTS: 2,795 CORPORATE GIFTS

Support from foundations and community organizations have helped train UT Dallas students to be science and math teachers and aided in developing special programs that range from camps for hearing impaired children to families touched by autism.

Support from Foundations and Community Organizations

UTEACH DALLAS

Dallas-area foundations and industry partners in science and technology provided more than $3.5 million to support UTeach Dallas, an innovative program to train high school science and math teachers. The program prepares undergraduates majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields to earn secondary teaching certification while simultaneously completing bachelor's degrees.

In 2013, UTeach Dallas earned a $1 million challenge grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) for raising $1 million in matching funds for an endowment and meeting performance benchmarks. Critical to meeting the NMSI challenge were grants from the Tellabs Foundation, the Greater Texas Foundation, the O'Donnell Foundation, Texas Instruments Foundation and the Hamon Charitable Foundation.

The impact of support for UTeach Dallas can be seen in the program's alumni, many of whom provide highly skilled subject matter instruction to school districts throughout Texas.

Children visiting the Dallas Arboretum in 2014 learned about the importance of ladybugs in the garden from master teachers and students in the UTeach Dallas program, which trains UT Dallas students to be science and math teachers.

CALLIER CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

More than $1 million in community support and foundation gifts, including from the Hoblitzelle Foundation and the Hillcrest Foundation, helped construct a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed for autism treatment, training and research at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders.

The Callier Autism Center provides services to increasing numbers of children and their families touched by autism. The center trains and prepares specialized clinicians and expands research programs and interventions to improve functional outcomes for children.

The Callier Center for Communication Disorders, which is part of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, offers evaluation and treatment in all areas affecting communication, including hearing impairment and speech and language disorders that range from autism to tinnitus.

The Callier Center for Communication Disorders provides services and treatments for patients of all ages. Special programs range from camps for hearing impaired children to families touched by autism.

Support from Corporations

Luzmaria Cuevas, originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, credited the Academic Bridge Program (ABP) with helping her to graduate with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and complete teacher certification.

Luzmaria Cuevas, originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, credited the Academic Bridge Program (ABP) with helping her to graduate with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and complete teacher certification. The program is supported by major corporations such as AT&T, Cisco and Ericsson.

Graduate student Lu Sun with Zhongjun Tian demonstrate a device that can translate sign language into typed words.

Graduate student Lu Sun (center), with Zhongjun Tian (right), demonstrated a device that can translate sign language into typed words. The project was showcased at the new Texas Instruments Innovation Lab, an on-campus facility where students and faculty work on engineering solutions.

Vincent Cerf, Google's vice president and chief Internet evangelist, visited with students after delivering the 2014 Ericsson Lecture as part of the University's Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series.

Vinton G. Cerf, Google's vice president and chief Internet evangelist, visited with students after delivering the 2014 Ericsson Lecture as part of the University's Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series. The series, now in its third season, has been sponsored by The Dallas Morning News since its inception. Speakers frequently meet with small groups of students and faculty during their time on campus.

Gifts from Pioneer Natural Resources to the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics leveraged other giving, including $1 million from The Miles Foundation.

Gifts from Pioneer Natural Resources to the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics leveraged other giving, including $1 million from The Miles Foundation. The funds support the Department of Geosciences and other programs, making possible student travel to outdoor field camps that develop skills that can lead to careers in geology and related areas.

Corporate Partners Make a Difference

Over the past half century, unwavering support from companies helped transform UT Dallas. Thank you to the many corporate partners, including those shown here.

Corporate partenerships benefit students and companies by providing recruiting, research, education, and engagement oppertunities.