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Fall 2019


AT&T Grant Brightens Future for Academic Bridge, Future Comets


The University of Texas at Dallas received a $75,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation to support the academic Bridge and Future Comets programs, which help prepare young students for college life and STEM careers through advising, mentoring and tutoring. Launched in 2017, the Future Comets program provides college readiness services for students primarily from Dallas and Richardson school districts. The program offers year-round supplemental instruction and leadership development to students preparing for college and STEM degrees. [Read More]


Fall 2018


Celebrating 10 Years of Community Outreach


 This year, the UT Dallas Department of Community Engagement celebrates its 10th year of operation. The office was created in 2008 as part of the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, and was established with the goal of strengthening the University’s connection to historically underrepresented communities in North Texas. Since then, the Department of Community Engagement has hosted hundreds of college access programs reaching thousands of first generation and low-socioeconomic students and their parents. [Read More]


Summer Camps Excite Students About STEM

 This summer more than 60 students from middle and high schools explored science and engineering concepts and careers at residential camps hosted by the Department of Community Engagement. From building model rockets to exploring the ways bacteria spread on surfaces around us, campers learned from UT Dallas faculty and students about the impact of science, technology, engineering and math on our lives. [Read More]



Diversity Scholars Celebration Honors Graduates

 During the spring semester, the Diversity Scholars Program honors students who will be graduating at our annual end-of-the-year banquet. This year, the celebration was particularly meaningful because the program celebrated the largest number of graduates in the program’s history. [Read More]