This year, Make a Difference Day was held on Saturday, 10/25/2014. Students at UT Dallas participated in a common mission with millions of other volunteers throughout the world to improve the lives of others.
The mission statement on the Make A Difference Day website states: On one day each year, we want to inspire the nation to make a difference. Make A Difference Day is the largest single-day of volunteering in the country. No matter who you are or where you’re from, everyone has the power to do something that improves the life of another. Whether it’s starting a project that helps one person, or working on one that benefits a whole community, every contribution makes a difference.
Professor Janell Straach and Women Who Compute (WWC) members were assigned to work at Goodwill in Garland TX. They were responsible for keeping the store tidy during a big, one-day sale. They hung clothes, stocked shoes, and straightened merchandise to help support the sale.
The Department of Computer Science at UT Dallas is one of the largest CS departments in the United States with more than 750 undergraduate, 500 master, and 125 PhD students. They are committed to exceptional teaching and research in a culture that is as daring as it is supportive.