Engineering & Humanity Week 2012, Dallas

As part of Engineering & Humanity Week 2012, students are living and sleeping on campus in the Living Village, just west of the Engineering Quad. The Village showcases a variety of temporary shelters for people displaced by war and natural disasters, as well as impoverished urban dwellers in the developing world. Learn more at eandhweek.org

One night in the Village

An update from Taylor, a sophomore civil engineering major in the Lyle School of Engineering who is staying in the bcWORKSHOP Rapido Prototype in the Living Village: So ... I ended up not staying the night in the village on Tuesday. I had every intention to, just as soon as I would finish my design project. We had been warned that Wednesday morning would bring a wake-up team consisting of a camera crew and reporter to our shelter at 5:30 am. Yes. 5:30... in the morning. I do not speak for every student at SMU, but for most: that is just not real life. To put things in perspective, I was calling it a “night” at 5:15 am (yes ... [...]

2012-04-20T14:28:09+00:00 April 19th, 2012|Engineering & Humanity Week 2012, Dallas|

Inspired engineering

An update from Taylor, a sophomore civil engineering major in the Lyle School of Engineering who is staying in the bcWORKSHOP Rapido Prototype in the Living Village: I have been looking forward to Engineering and Humanity Week 2012 since I woke up from the Shelter Box tent where I stayed last year. Well, maybe after a few days back in my own bed. There was great excitement surrounding the week. It seemed everyone was talking about it, and we got to sit (or sleep…) right in the middle of it all. The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity was a large component of why I was set on coming to SMU. I spent most of my day today at the [...]

2012-04-17T20:57:50+00:00 April 16th, 2012|Engineering & Humanity Week 2012, Dallas|