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.

How Civic Journalism Can Restore Trust and Create a More Inclusive Economy ImpactNights

A Collective Action Program for ImpactNights The program for this month’s ImpactNights was facilitated by Anna Clark, Hunt Institute Fellow, and co-founder of the Inclusive Economy Consortium on February the 11, 2021. Anna opened the event with an introduction that set the stage for a timely discussion on civic journalism and its role in rebuilding trust. “The year [...]

2021-07-08T17:42:12+00:00 February 12th, 2021|

Julianna Bond, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

Julianna Bond joins the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as an Intrapreneur. Her focus is on enabling the enablers: how can consulting firms use their unique position—straddling organizations, industries, and sectors—to accelerate innovation and amplify social impact? Consultancies are already experts in fostering partnerships, disseminating knowledge, coordinating efforts, elevating solutions, and catalyzing change. Within [...]

2021-01-08T17:07:11+00:00 January 7th, 2021|

2021 Social Enterprise Cohort

Since the launch of the Social Enterprise Program in 2019, we had the opportunity to work with some amazing social entrepreneurs whose work is improving lives and livelihoods locally and around the world.  This year’s cohort is no different.  What is new, however, is that this cohort is dedicated to "social intrapreneurship". This is a [...]

2021-01-11T14:55:41+00:00 January 6th, 2021|

2020 Social Enterprise Cohort

Our 2020 Cohort took a journey none of us could have planned or expected. We celebrated as both Dr. Lynch and Jin-Ya advanced in their work, we moved forward as Mohammed Nijie's work branched out into a new phase, and we expanded to add a new Social Entrepreneur, Clara Rulegura Ford. This cohort focused on [...]

2021-01-07T21:02:38+00:00 December 15th, 2020|

Women Artisans and the Case for Handicrafts

As more and more social entrepreneurs show up in industry, both non-profit and for-profit, there is increasing overlap between the initiatives of the Social Enterprise and the Global Development Lab. While this integration will be a primary focus for the Hunt Institute in 2021, the overlap between entrepreneurship and innovation has been evident in past [...]

2021-02-03T20:36:39+00:00 December 15th, 2020|

Controlled Environment Agriculture Technologies

After working at the Hunt Institute over the summer of 2017, Adrienn Santa decided to continue her research in controlled environment agriculture in an attempt to help address the issue of food deserts in urban areas like South Dallas. Adrienn grew up on a family farm in Hungary. She expressed her surprise when she discovered [...]

2020-12-01T19:34:39+00:00 December 1st, 2020|

A New Thanksgiving Tradition in 2020

Each year, we celebrate the season of gratitude in the Hunt Institute with a Thanksgiving spread. Typically, I would make a huge pot of stew with homemade rolls and all the side items that help students connect with a home-cooked meal. This year, we are celebrating Thanksgiving with gratitude in our hearts and kindness toward [...]

2020-11-24T17:11:08+00:00 November 23rd, 2020|

STEM Up Phase 1: Empowering Engineering for Rural STEM Access

The video above is from SMU's Giving Day in 2019 when the Hunt Institute's project focused on the idea of bringing STEM education resources to rural communities. With motivation from personal experience, Cydney Snyder researched the potential of developing STEM camps in rural areas. STEM Up Phase I: Empowering Engineering for Rural STEM Access focused [...]

2021-08-31T14:51:27+00:00 November 10th, 2020|

Innovation in Tintinto, The Gambia

Janta's pilot project in Tintinto Village, The Gambia in West Africa. The Gambia is rich with natural resources for clean energy. As the world continues to brace for the unknown while fighting the global pandemic, schools remain closed or partially open all around the world. To make matters worse, in The Gambia, a [...]

2021-02-11T20:59:05+00:00 November 9th, 2020|

Counting Our Breakthroughs

October is over and November is upon us. Our team at the Hunt Institute continues to push through the normal stress of a college semester, project delays, and constant challenges that seem to pop up out of nowhere – not to mention a historic presidential election and the news of surges in COVID-19 globally. We [...]

2020-11-05T21:57:26+00:00 November 3rd, 2020|