Engineering and Humanity

Alejandra Hinojosa

Alejandra Hinojosa is currently pursuing a MA in Sustainability and Development with a specialization in Global Sustainable Design and she is intending to graduate in 2022. Alejandra is involved as board member of non-profit Promise of Peace. In her spare time, she enjoys film, being outdoors, painting, gardening, and thrifting In her role as Graduate [...]

2021-06-03T20:35:07+00:00 May 19th, 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: https://dwellearth.com/ “Our society as a whole needs to leverage the forces of globalization, technological advancement, [...]

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

Trees: A Prescription for Dallas

Over the past 100 years more than a third of the planet’s old-growth forest disappeared. Each year we are losing 4.7 million hectares of forests. This is a problem not only from an environmental but also social and economic perspective. Trees provide important ecosystem services with respect to air quality, climate amelioration, water conservation, soil [...]

2021-05-05T21:32:22+00:00 April 23rd, 2021|

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

Click Here to Contribute to This Project Today 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 [...]

2021-04-15T18:54:21+00:00 April 13th, 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|