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Clinical Innovation Design Program (CID)
The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Dell School of Medicine have teamed up to launch robust new hands-on training experiences through the CID program. Program participants practice design thinking and are involved in all aspects of medical device development and innovation, from needs assessment and analysis of current solutions to prototyping and the development of medical devices. ‘business.


Longhorn Impact Scholarship at Texas McCombs (LIFT)
LIFT pairs student consultants with sustainable businesses, social enterprises, and nonprofits to solve an impact-driven problem. The program is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students of UT.

The Texas Social Innovation Challenge (TSIC)
TSIC is a program and pitch competition designed to prepare the next generation of innovators to create sustainable, world-changing startups. Students in the program benefit from a free social entrepreneurship program, workshops, and the opportunity to meet other people who are changing the world.

Resource recovery / zero waste program
Resource Recovery is a branch of UT Austin Facilities Services, which offers paid internships for undergraduates of all majors who wish to contribute to zero waste efforts on campus. Interns help create, implement, monitor and refine the Zero Waste Workplace program, zero waste events and Surplus Property REuse Store programs.

Sustainability Office and Campus Environmental Center
The university’s Sustainability Office and its sponsored student organization, the Campus Environmental Center (CEC), offer paid internships to undergraduates of all majors who value sustainability. Pairs of students lead an array of hands-on sustainability projects on campus, including overseeing a student farm, running a pop-up thrift store, and restoring an indigenous prairie.


Projects with Underserved Communities (PUC)
Open to undergraduate engineering and social work students, PUC uses an innovative one-year course sequence to hone students’ leadership skills and cultural competencies, while providing services to communities in developing countries. Projects have been successfully implemented in partnership with communities in Mexico, Peru, Ghana, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, India and Thailand.


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