Global Development Lab

Why We Do What We Do: Part II

  Daily, a steady stream of student workers can be seen coming in and out of the Hunt Institute. They find creative ways to orchestrate meetings, stay connected with colleagues working remotely, and keep a positive attitude amidst a world that at times can feel turned upside down. Fanned out across the Institute’s [...]

2020-09-18T14:11:16+00:00 September 15th, 2020|

Why We Do What We Do: Part 1

Sitting in her office on another Zoom call, the Assistant Director, Corrie Harris, works to motivate team members given the current state of affairs: an ever-changing landscape that greatly affects their ability to collaborate with in-country partners and affiliates. A series of delays, losses, and obstacles have flown in their path, yet they continue to [...]

2020-09-07T20:58:48+00:00 September 7th, 2020|

Where Engineering and Chemistry Intersect for Global Impact

L to R: Dr. Paul Krueger, Dr. David Son, Katie Nguyen, Corrie Harris, Anderson Wey, Sydney Lobato, and Jamie Hall During these uncertain times, the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity’s Global Development Lab has been hard at work this summer. Fellows, faculty, and industry professionals collaborate to create meaningful solutions to promote [...]

2020-08-21T16:55:13+00:00 August 3rd, 2020|

Moments that Matter

The Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center is working toward improving engagement with veteran women entrepreneurs through a series of national focus groups in 2020. The data from the focus groups will help business development and support providers across our nation improve how they engage women veteran entrepreneurs. The purpose is to gather data to advocate for [...]

2020-08-25T16:20:11+00:00 July 28th, 2020|

Filling the Gap for Seismic Protection

Image from Volcano Discovery Peru is located in a seismic zone where the South American Plate moves toward the sea over the Nazca Plate causing earthquakes as a result of the thrust faulting on the interface of the two plates. The lack of expensive safe and equitable urban development creates a disparity with [...]

2020-07-21T18:42:38+00:00 July 21st, 2020|

Lab on a Chip Device for COVID-19

Refugee Camp in Rwanda. The photo was taken by Sienna Dugan A group of multidisciplinary lab researchers collaborated with the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity's Global Development Lab partnered with Dr. Ali Beskok as he and his team research to develop a low cost, portable, point of care microfluidic device capable of [...]

2020-09-22T15:28:23+00:00 June 3rd, 2020|

Better Building with Compressed Earth Blocks

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 long-term sustainability goals to improve global health, safety, and quality of life. Among those goals are 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 Global Development [...]

2020-07-02T21:50:42+00:00 April 8th, 2020|

EVIE Keeps Evolving

The EVIE project is entering its third phase in the Global Development Lab at the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity. Three 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. The [...]

2020-06-19T14:44:39+00:00 March 30th, 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 [...]

2020-06-30T16:22:11+00:00 March 10th, 2020|