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The Bridge - Fall 2020

The Bridge is the Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) newsletter to share news and student stories with BDP friends and alumni. View archived editions of The Bridge.

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Announcing New Bridging Disciplines Certificates

We introduced two BDP new certificates, Smart Cities and Patients, Practitioners & Cultures of Care! We are excited to welcome our first cohort of students into these new certificates. Learn more about what each certificate program offers.

Bridging Disciplines Poster Session Moves Online During Pandemic

This spring, we hosted an online poster session with students participating from all over the world! Thank you to all the students who participated and attended. Read more about this year’s poster session.

Celebrating the Class of 2020

This year, we celebrated over 150 graduates from the Bridging Disciplines Programs! Learn more about this year’s graduation celebration and watch the speaker videos from our certificate ceremony.

Design Strategies Student Interns with ZTech

Destiny Gonzales, completing a BDP in Design Strategies, worked at ZTech as a UI/UX designer and user researcher. She conducted research on user behavior and identified how the organization could accurately and creatively address user needs. Learn more about Destiny’s internship.

Environment & Sustainability BDP Student Explores the Applicability of Small Modular Reactors in Latin America

Maurizio Marcotulli, a civil engineering major pursuing a BDP certificate in Environment & Sustainability, completed an independent research project where he looked at the applicability of small modular reactors in Latin America. His goal was to see whether there were systemic reasons that small modular reactors could compete on more even grounds with the current popular hydroelectric energy in the region. Read more about Maurizio’s research.

Human Rights & Social Justice BDP Student Interns with the Rapoport Center

Human Rights & Social Justice student Jacob Blas worked with the Rapoport Center and researchers from Harvard University and Northeastern University on a research project entitled where they looked at the ways the pandemic has exacerbated inequalities among Latinx construction workers in Austin. They also looked at legal and political drivers that have made COVID-19 especially destructive to Latinx and other BIPOC communities. Read more about Jacob’s internship.

BDP Alumni Reports on Texas Politics, the COVID-19 Pandemic in Texas, the 2020 Election, Racial Injustice, and More in her Role as a Journalist

Human Rights & Social Justice alumni Acacia Coronado, is a corps member with the Report for America/Associated Press statehouse news initiative. Her areas of focus include Texas politics, the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas, the 2020 election, voting, crime, racial injustice, and minority communities. Learn more about Acacia.