Engaged Learningis students taking an active role in their education, learning beyond the classroom, tackling real world issues, using the tools of the classroom, exploring potential careers. Students have an opportunity to take their learning beyond the classroom to the capstone level in the Engaged Learning Project. These are blogs of Engaged Learners.
Category Archives: Research
Lately it seems like my entire life is about trees. I have been going to the Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC) two to three times each week since Spring Break. When I’m not there, I spend a lot of time … Continue readingShare on Facebook
If I could be a little presumptuous, I would award Shannon and myself ribbons for being dauntless. The forest is lovely, yes, but it’s also wild. We’ve encountered a pack of feral hogs, thickets of thorns, poison ivy, bugs, and … Continue readingShare on Facebook
Essentially, my job is to hug trees. I love it! In the video I show what I do for my research. I repeat this for hundreds of trees! Finding the tree’s diameter at breast height (DBH) is a standard, important … Continue readingShare on Facebook
Let’s make something clear- the Trinity River Audubon Center has a lot of forest land. To give you an idea, I’ll tell you a little about my experience designing my project. I spent months on background research, just reading forestry … Continue readingShare on Facebook
First, you need to leave Southern Methodist University. Drive south on North Central Expressway. Pass downtown Dallas. Merge onto Interstate 45 and soon you’ll see bright green treetops on both sides of the highway. Take Exit 179 to travel east … Continue readingShare on Facebook
Senior Emily Mankowski is researching the historical racism of the Aboriginal people in Australia to shed light on present-day discrimination as well as efforts to remediate discrimination. (Major: HRTS; PLSC; Mentor: Dr. Rick Halperin). Follow her blogs at http://smuhumanrightsboorloo.blogspot.com/ This is … Continue readingShare on Facebook
Junior Lauryn Bodden has begun a food as culture project locally and, while studying in London, will expand her knowledge of the glocal food movement, comparing Londoners’ attitudes about food and eating habits with Americans. Follow Lauryn’s food blog http://bitemeworld.wordpress.com/ As … Continue readingShare on Facebook
As I sit here starring at my laptop screen, I know I have entered a long and challenging journey into the world of research. While I am no blogger, I hope to share my Unbridled Project experience with you, conducting … Continue readingShare on Facebook
With all the awful things happening in the world, you’ve gotta wonder: Who’s doing anything about it?!
I decided to research human rights campaigns in relation to the Olympics simply because I learned a ton about human rights abuses in the History of Human Rights course I took last semester. I left Dr. Halperin’s class thinking, “OK … Continue readingShare on Facebook