Haynes and Boone Lawyers Treat At-Risk Students to Afternoon of Engineering, Robots, and Holiday Cheer

Texas Lawyer

12/17/2008

Academic Bridge Students Spread Holiday Cheer, Interest in Engineering

Thirteen students from Liberty Junior High School visited the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas recently to combine robotic gears and enjoy some holiday cheer.

They spent an afternoon with freshman Academic Bridge Program (ABP) participants and members of the law firm of Haynes and Boone LLP, which helped the visiting students build and program their robots.

“Providing an opportunity for children to engage in a positive experience in a college classroom really opens students’ minds and eyes to the potential they possess,” said Haynes and Boone Associate Dan Gold, who coordinated the firm’s participation in the event. “Promoting math and science studies is crucial to the success of future generations, and the ABP volunteers were great role models for these kids.”

PHOTO: Haynes and Boone Associate Brian McKay looks on as a team of students work to program their robot.

Excerpted from UTD Press Release.  For full text, click here.

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