Engineering and Humanity

Illuminating Tintinto | Hunt Institute’s Project for SMU Giving Day 2021

April 13 is SMU Giving Day – the one day of the year for all Mustangs to come together in support of the SMU causes and students we care about most. Giving day is not about how much we each give, it’s about the impact we can make as a collective. The more Mustangs who [...]

2021-04-08T19:03:49+00:00 March 29th, 2021|

Matthew Meals

Matthew Meals is currently pursuing an M.S. in Environmental Engineering at SMU and is intending to graduate in December of 2021. Matthew graduated from McKendree University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies in May, 2020. Prior to his work in the Institute, Matthew was an intern for Environmental Consultants, LLC. In his role, Matthew specialized [...]

2021-03-09T19:58:49+00:00 February 4th, 2021|

Matt Sheldon, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

Matt Sheldon joins the Hunt Institute's Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as an Intrapreneur. His project focuses on waste to energy, a circular system to recover food waste and bioplastics and convert them into energy. This system helps divert waste from landfills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create new revenue streams. A coalition of local companies, [...]

2021-01-08T16:55:39+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|

End of Semester Reflection Fall 2020

Whether delving into sustainable food systems, researching methods of converting waste to energy, or examining the crossroads of 3-D printing and biodegradable plastics, the Hunt Institute is constantly buzzing with solutions to bolster the resilience of the world around us. Even in this challenge-filled semester, several projects in the Institute made great strides toward this [...]

2021-03-19T19:53:20+00:00 December 8th, 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|

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 [...]

2020-11-10T18:34:22+00:00 November 10th, 2020|