Engaged Learning Fall Symposium, Oct. 24

Engaged Learning Fall Symposium
Location: HT Forum
Date: Fri, Oct 24
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
contact person: Susan Kress
website: http://www.smu.edu/Provost/EngagedLearning/SYMPOSIUMFALL

Come hear the 5 minute student presentations of Engaged Learning Fellows, Caswell Undergraduate Leadership Fellows, Maguire Fellows, McNair Scholars, SRA Fellows and University Honor Program Richter Fellows who are finishing projects in research, service, creative and internship programs during Family Weekend at the Engaged Learning Symposium. Breakfast will be provided. The full line up of projects can be found on the event website: http://www.smu.edu/Provost/EngagedLearning/SYMPOSIUMFALL

An open house is to follow at 2-4 pm in Clements Lower Level.

Undergraduate research is growing at SMU

The Daily Campus: Originally posted on September 18, 2014


Undergraduate research is growing in universities across the country. At SMU, more than 150 undergrads are conducting research on campus.

“What that vies them is a step up to get into grad school or to get that next job,” said Susan Kress, director of Engaged Learning.

Junior Christina Lollar works in a chemistry lab in Dedman Science. She believes her research has helped her learn in the classroom.

“I can’t think about research without thinking about the theory and I can’t think bout the theory without thinking about research now,” Lollar said. “They’re very intertwined worlds, which is great.”

And research is not just limited to the sciences, as some would believe.

“I’m a very storm believer in the notion that research is really across all disciplines,” said Robert Kehoe, director of Undergraduate Research.

Senior Abby Marchessault visited Bali, in Indoesia, to learn how the culture teaches dance.

“Probably one of the things I enjoyed most about it was the whole process of learning something and learning that there even was something to learn that I didn’t know,” Marchessault said.

With over 20 programs available to undergraduates, students have a wealth of research opportunities in any field they may choose.

“There’s not just one good program,” Kehoe said. “At other schools, they’re just like ‘the program.’ I think that students have a lot of opportunities that you wouldn’t have at a lot of other schools.”

To learn about all the research happening on campus, visit the SMU research blog.


A Markets and Culture perspective on immigration


Lisa, Maguire Fellow in Israel, is a senior majoring in markets and culture in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She is working on an Engaged Learning project during summer 2014 and also was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is volunteering with the Ethiopian National Project (ENP), whose purpose is to help Ethiopian immigrants and their families succeed in Israel.

Read more from Lisa, Maguire.

Congratulations to the 2014 Dedman College Engaged Learning Fellows

This past spring, 69 Engaged Learning projects were approved. Below are the 40 Engaged Learning Fellows with Dedman majors and the 26 Dedman faculty and staff are serving as mentors. READ MORE HERE