Topic: Outreach

Northrop Grumman to Sponsor 'StarDate'

July 17, 2013

Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company and NASA's partner building the James Webb Space Telescope, will become official sponsor of the nationally syndicated "StarDate" radio program starting Sept. 1. "StarDate" is produced by The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory.

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Engineering Program Awarded for Efforts in Student Diversity

March 14, 2011

A program at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering has been recognized by ExxonMobil Corporation and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for its efforts to increase the school's diversity and to retain underrepresented minority students in four-year engineering degree programs.

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First Bytes Camp Introduces Girls to Computer Science in Effort to Close the Gender Gap in Technology

June 21, 2010

The First Bytes Summer Camp, sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Computer Science, will (this week) introduce high school girls to the field of computer science.

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University of Texas at Austin Opens Doors to More Than 40,000 Visitors for Explore UT

Feb. 27, 2008

The University of Texas at Austin anticipates more than 40,000 visitors March 1 for Explore UT, the "biggest open house in Texas," showcasing the breadth of education and research at the university.

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Engineer educates and inspires in Colombia

Sept. 19, 2007
Aerospace engineer Cesar Ocampo helps a student fly a spacecraft using a joystick during a visit to a school in Colombia.

Colombia is hundreds of miles and an ocean away from Austin but very near to Cesar Ocampo's heart. It's where he was born, where he met his wife and where he plans to start a non-profit organization to help the country's neediest people while opening their eyes to what he knows best space.

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