CONNECT Stories of Impact

CONNECT Stories of Impact

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CONNECT Project Spotlight: BB Imaging

Sept. 20, 2022
Geethu Jacob, PhD candidate in Aerospace Engineering, completed her second semester of working with CONNECT’s first for-profit partner organization, BB Imaging.
CONNECT Cohort Announcement

CONNECT Summer Cohort Announced

June 21, 2022
The summer CONNECT cohort has been announced, made up of 22 graduate student and organization matches. Students will develop consulting skills while helping organizations solve a data challenge throughout the summer.
Grace Chiu sharing her poster with Dean DeShazo at the CONNECT Community Showcase

Mapping Campus Mental Health Resources in Texas

May 27, 2022
McCombs student Grace Chiu shares her experience working with Young Invincibles through the CONNECT program.
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Event Recap: CONNECT Community Showcase

May 3, 2022
On Thursday April 21st, graduate students, community members, UT faculty and staff, and other supporters attended the CONNECT Community Showcase event at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. For the first time since its beginning in 2019, participants in the CONNECT program gathered to learn about the impact current and former CONNECT fellow work has made on organizations that have a data challenge.
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CONNECT Program Manager Alyssa Studer Recognized with Outstanding Staff Award

April 25, 2022
Alyssa Studer, Program Manager for the CONNECT program, received the Outstanding Staff Award from the President's Office. The award recognizes non-teaching UT Austin employees who have made outstanding contributions to the continuing success of the university. Alyssa received the award due to her outstanding service to the CONNECT program, which Alyssa has managed since its beginning in Spring 2019. 
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Spring 2022 CONNECT Cohort Announced

Jan. 24, 2022
The CONNECT program has announced the 18 organizations and 21 student fellows participating in the spring 2022 cohort.
CONNECT Students Help Develop Dove Springs Preparedness Handbook

CONNECT Students Help Develop Dove Springs Preparedness Handbook

Sept. 24, 2021
The rainwaters in Dove Springs were rising, the clock ticking as flood water rose on residents' property– one, two, three inches. 
LBJ School Partners with Hobby School of Public Affairs to Expand Data Evaluation Program to Houston-area Nonprofits

LBJ School Partners with Hobby School of Public Affairs to Expand Data Evaluation Program to Houston-area Nonprofits

Sept. 3, 2021
The program, called CONNECT, is a collaboration between the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston. CONNECT began at the LBJ School in 2018. 
Undergraduate Students Help Improve CONNECT's Matching Process

Undergraduate Students Help Improve CONNECT's Matching Process

Aug. 9, 2021
The CONNECT program algorithm significantly improves the efficiency of its matching process and helping build capacity within the program itself as it continues to expand.  
CONNECT Project Spotlight: Mapping the Guatemalan Nonprofit Environment

CONNECT Project Spotlight: Mapping the Guatemalan Nonprofit Environment

Feb. 24, 2021
Pionero Philanthropy and graduate students with the CONNECT program worked together to help put these organizations on the map-- an interactive map used to bridge the gap between donors and information seekers, strengthen research in the sector, and help facilitate collaboration among nonprofits.  
CONNECT Fellows Work with Student Group to Assess Curriculum Diversity

CONNECT Fellows Work with Student Group to Assess Curriculum Diversity

Aug. 29, 2020
Graduate students in the Policy Alliance for Communities of Color (PACC) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs led an initiative with CONNECT fellows to complete two data projects this summer around diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at the LBJ School.  
CONNECT Fellow Assists AYC With COVID-19 Data Analysis

CONNECT Fellow Assists AYC With COVID-19 Data Analysis

June 10, 2020
Austin Young Chamber has partnered with the RGK Center’s CONNECT program to release key findings from their COVID-19 survey for employees. Data from the survey highlights employees’ concerns about the pandemic and gives government and business entities a snapshot of who is most affected. 
CONNECT Program Provides Valuable Consulting Experience for Graduates

CONNECT Program Provides Valuable Consulting Experience for Graduates

April 21, 2020
As the spring semester comes to a close, 29 CONNECT graduate fellows from across campus wrap up their data and evaluation projects and prepare to present their work.