Bridging The Data Gaps For Rural Texas

Bridging The Data Gaps For Rural Texas

We don’t know what we don’t know. I’ve been reminded of this phrase so many times this summer while doing fieldwork for the Digital Risk Infrastructure Program (DRIP) for Underserved Rural Texas Counties. I still remember the first National Science Grant I applied...
Harvey Reminded Us of the Power of the Colorado River

Harvey Reminded Us of the Power of the Colorado River

Walking around La Grange, Texas and visiting communities in Fayette County, we were struck by the huge oak trees, including many of them in the middle of a paved road! Right on the edge of La Grange is the Colorado River, and that beautiful source of water is, in...
Small But Mighty

Small But Mighty

Leaders from the cities of Premont and Orange Grove committed  to addressing flooding issues who met with Sam and Keri.  Driving down Highway 281 about and hour west of Corpus Christi, Sam Brodyand I made a right hand turn onto Main Street in Premont Texas. The entire...
The End of Digital Democracy and What We Can Do About It

The End of Digital Democracy and What We Can Do About It

Digital technologies were supposed to help strengthen democracy around the world, not threaten them. In this talk, Professor Gina Neff of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the University of Cambridge will look back on the optimism about digital...

Mom and Pop Businesses: Reactive, but Resilient

By Andrea Martinez, Class of 2026 My community, Brownsville, Texas, is home to many small businesses and entrepreneurs. The local businesses in the community are frequently owned by Brownsville natives and are family operated. Brownsville, on the border of Mexico and...

Learning to Reframe Rejection in Community Interviews

By Daniel Guerra, Class of 2027 Although the send-off was the most difficult part of the process, I am now finding myself safely sailing and enjoying the view. In reality, nothing major changed from my previous approach at this interview process: I persistently...