Corrie A. Harris

About Corrie A. Harris

Corrie A. Harris is the Assistant Director for the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity. Harris manages the design, implementation, and growth of the Global Development Lab's project portfolio. She has significant experience in operational excellence for organizations focused on poverty alleviation, both locally and globally. Harris has also worked across various sectors, including academia, international government relations, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial ventures, and for-profit institutions.

Biodegradable Plastics Research – Where Engineering & Chemistry Intersect for Broader Impact

In the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity’s Global Development Lab, our interdisciplinary teams made up of students, fellows, faculty, and industry professionals are working to create meaningful solutions to promote resilient humanity, all of which address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Where Engineering & Chemistry Intersect for Broader Impact [...]

2021-10-04T19:33:54+00:00 October 1st, 2021|

Waste to Energy Broader Impact Report

In the summer of 2020, Harshada Pednekar, at the time pursuing a master's degree in Environmental Engineering at SMU's Lyle School of Engineering, was approached by the Institute's Executive Director, Dr. Eva Csaky, to work on waste to energy research. Amidst the pandemic, Harshada joined the team remotely and immediately hit the ground running on [...]

2021-08-30T20:34:25+00:00 August 30th, 2021|

Paul Westbrook, Hunt Institute Fellow

Paul Westbrook is a recognized leader and speaker in efficiency, solar energy, and whole-system integrative design across the spectrum from residential projects to large industrial facilities. He brings this wealth of expertise to the Hunt Institute as a Fellow. Paul currently serves on the board of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (KISS). Founded by Hunt Institute [...]

2021-09-29T15:16:26+00:00 August 13th, 2021|

STEM Up Phase II Goes to Tintinto, The Gambia

Wilkie Stevenson demonstrates the steps outline the process of building the computer cart. Phase II of STEM Up continues to evolve, featuring a Wi-Fi-generating computer cart to be used in combination with the solar power being produced at Tintinto Primary and Secondary School in The Gambia. Wilkie Stevenson, an alumnus of SMU Lyle [...]

2021-09-07T14:40:55+00:00 August 9th, 2021|

Clyde Valentín : Conversations about Community and Resilience

In this episode of The Hunt Institute Sages & Seekers Podcast, Clyde Valentín tells us how creativity can be used to tell stories and empower people to make their own culture. Clyde Valentín was born and raised in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. He is the Co-founder and former Executive Director of Hi-ARTS (formerly known as the [...]

2021-08-12T18:43:18+00:00 July 8th, 2021|

Alia Salem: Conversations about Community and Resilience

In this episode of the Hunt Institute Sages & Seekers podcast, Alia Salem emphasizes the importance of connecting with one's community and beyond. For Salem, the only way to enact change and fight injustice is by supporting movements that are different from our own. Listen to this podcast to learn how we as a global [...]

2021-08-12T18:45:00+00:00 June 28th, 2021|

HunTalks: The Gambia Energy Project

Mohammed Njie has a mission to bring clean energy to The Gambia. Since his first day at the Hunt Institute, he has been working to make this vision a reality. Mohammed is a senior at Southern Methodist University double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Lyle School of Engineering. He was the [...]

2021-06-21T21:02:26+00:00 June 21st, 2021|

Hunt Institute Senior Tribute Spring 2021

Last team photo prior to the global pandemic, March 2020. Each year in the month of May, there is the bittersweet turnover that is a result of having a team of student workers. We cheer for students completing their education at Southern Methodist University and at the same time, wipe away a tear [...]

2021-05-13T21:09:16+00:00 May 13th, 2021|

Better Building: Compressed Earth Blocks Report

Image from a compressed earth block project done by Dwell Earth. Dwell Earth’s founder Adam DeJong has a long history of collaboration with Dr. Brett Story, and is a Hunt Institute Associate. For more information, visit their website: “Our society as a whole needs to leverage the forces of globalization, technological advancement, [...]

2021-05-17T16:50:58+00:00 May 6th, 2021|

2021 SMU Giving Day: The Power of One Person’s Vision

Mohammed Njie envisions a future in which all of Africa has access to reliable, affordable, clean energy in his lifetime. Since his first day at the Hunt Institute, he has been working to make this vision a reality, starting with his home country of The Gambia. Mohammed developed a plan with the help of the [...]

2021-06-17T16:51:25+00:00 April 14th, 2021|