University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Campus Visits Expose Students to College Life

October 12, 2012

Two pre-college academic readiness programs hosted 126 Austin area students from Travis and Lanier high schools on campus yesterday.

Math Masters students from Travis High School attend a presentation.

The students are part of Math Masters, a joint college preparatory program in its second year, administered by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The program aims to get students calculus ready. Dana Center administrators train and work with teachers at the sophomore to senior class level from high schools in Austin and the Rio Grande Valley and college student mentors are assigned to assist teachers and students in the classroom weekly.

ChemBridge students also attended the campus visit. ChemBridge serves juniors and seniors taking two college level chemistry courses in which they can earn six credit hours.

The campus visit allows students to attend a class, tour a lab, hear an admissions and financial aid presentation, and meet current students and ask them questions about their college experiences. More campus visits are planned in the coming weeks with other Texas high schools participating in both programs.

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