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So far Daniel Dewan has created 40 blog entries.

Staying Positive While Social Distancing

Like billions of people around the world, workers at the Hunt Institute continue to adjust to the new normal of working and learning from home as part of social distancing. Despite physical separation, student leaders engage in new innovative methods to stay connected and increase impact. The Hunt Institute’s Gabi Gonzales, an Undergraduate Research Analyst [...]

2020-05-07T22:51:25+00:00 May 5th, 2020|

Networking Tech for Good

The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity and The Inclusive Economy Consortium (IEC) are excited to announce the creation of a Mighty Network and virtual Roundtable series dedicated to facilitating conversations with policymakers, entrepreneurs, academics, and thought leaders about how technology can support and aid in the recovery for businesses most affected by COVID-19. Starting [...]

2020-04-16T18:02:29+00:00 April 16th, 2020|

Building Better

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 long-term sustainability goals to improve global health, safety, and quality of life. Among those goals were plans to develop future-oriented industry, innovation, and infrastructure and to create sustainable cities and communities with a focus on reducing carbon emissions. With these goals in mind, the Hunt Institute’s Taos Project [...]

2020-04-08T18:26:41+00:00 April 8th, 2020|

EVIE is Evolving

The EVIE project is entering its third phase in the Global Development Lab at the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity. Almost two years after its first public unveiling at Earth Day Texas in 2017, work on the mobile greenhouse has continued to push the boundaries of innovating a solution to Dallas’ fresh produce problem. [...]

2020-03-30T18:44:47+00:00 March 30th, 2020|

Kelsey Shipman – Travel Feature

The Arabian Peninsula is typically not a top-tier destination for young, solo female travelers. But for the Hunt Institute’s Kelsey Shipman (SMU ‘20), spending part of her summer in several countries on the Peninsula provided unparalleled research opportunities. Kelsey is a Richter Undergraduate Research Fellow at SMU, which allowed her to follow her research as [...]

2020-03-30T18:52:54+00:00 March 10th, 2020|

Rising Up to the Challenge

The STEM Up project is entering its second phase in the Global Development Lab of the Hunt Institute. Centered around helping students interested in computer science develop an understanding of basic engineering principles, the project hopes to transform the classroom into a digital learning environment by offering easily accessible resources and instructions. The average school [...]

2020-03-10T17:44:14+00:00 March 10th, 2020|

Map 4 Good is moving to Map InDallas

The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity’s project “Map 4 Good” has evolved into Map InDallas. This transition includes an interdisciplinary advisory committee representing a range of key stakeholders for the project. While the name of the project has changed, the goals remain the same. Map InDallas looks to connect individuals in need with free [...]

2020-03-04T16:17:55+00:00 March 4th, 2020|

Giving Day 2020

The Gambia Clean Energy Project by Alboury Mohammed Njie ’22 is working to provide sustainable and clean electricity to The Gambia, where 48% of people have some access to electricity and the remaining 52% have no access. Njie was born and raised in The Gambia in West Africa. His childhood helped solidify his life goals [...]

2020-03-04T19:44:49+00:00 February 28th, 2020|

Mohammed Njie – Travel Feature

Alboury Mohammed Njie speaks with a member of the Tintinto village in The Gambia about day to day life without electricity. Many students at SMU return home during breaks, and the Hunt Institute’s Alboury Mohammed Njie is no exception. Like in years prior, Njie spent his winter break in The Gambia, where most [...]

2020-03-30T18:52:10+00:00 February 28th, 2020|

Brooke Betik

Brooke Betik is a freshman at Southern Methodist University working toward a B.A. in Journalism, B.A. in Political Science, and B.S. in Human Rights with minors in Graphic Design and Law & Legal Reasoning. She is a member of the University Honors Program, SMU Pom Team, Student Senate, Program Council, Boaz Commons Council, Alpha Chi [...]

2020-03-30T18:50:52+00:00 February 24th, 2020|