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Bridging the gap

UTA, GM, LULAC Open Free Technology Lab

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A new technology lab inside UTA’s Center for Mexican American Studies is now open to the public.

A grant from General Motors helped LULAC fund the lab which offers free laptop and internet access.

“Technology is an important component of the LULAC structure," said LULAC National President Roger Rocha, Jr. at the ribbon cutting for the new center. "We know as Latinos that there is a gap.”

GM and LULAC chose UTA as the site of the lab because the university is a center for academic excellence and diversity as well as a valued community partner. The lab can be used by anyone, but the hope is that North Texans trying to learn English or high school students who need help applying for college will take advantage of the technology. The ultimate goal is to inspire interest in a career in the critical STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

The lab is located inside UTA's Swift Center. The address is 1022 UTA Boulevard in Arlington.