Social impact

HunTalks: The Gambia Energy Project

Mohammed Njie has a mission to bring clean energy to The Gambia. Since his first day at the Hunt Institute, he has been working to make this vision a reality. Mohammed is a senior at Southern Methodist University double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Lyle School of Engineering. He was the [...]

2021-06-21T21:02:26+00:00 June 21st, 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|

2021 Social Enterprise Intrapreneur Cohort Update

In our Social Enterprise program, we believe that intrapreneurship can bring together the best of both worlds: the innovation and dynamism of entrepreneurship, and the resources and market platform of existing organizations. Research has repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of intrapreneurship, and an increasing number of organizations are implementing programs to proactively and intentionally encourage intrapreneurship, especially [...]

2021-06-15T20:29:58+00:00 May 6th, 2021|

Winners of the Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions Design Competition

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity hosted an exhibition featuring the various architectural designs created by 17 teams of 31 students from 3 universities. Students, staff, and faculty of Southern Methodist University were invited to view the displays. Additionally, Clara Rulegura Ford, founder of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (K.I.S.S.), [...]

2021-04-25T21:44:22+00:00 April 25th, 2021|

Cutting Edge Youth Summit Continues to Help Youth Leaders Succeed

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, The Action Research Center hosted the annual Cutting Edge Youth Summit. The legendary event celebrates over 12 years of building youth leaders. This year, student leaders from many regions of the United States connected for the virtual Cutting Edge Youth Summit. Students and parents attended from Texas, South Carolina, New [...]

2021-05-05T21:34:55+00:00 April 14th, 2021|

2021 SMU Giving Day: The Power of One Person’s Vision

Mohammed Njie envisions a future in which all of Africa has access to reliable, affordable, clean energy in his lifetime. Since his first day at the Hunt Institute, he has been working to make this vision a reality, starting with his home country of The Gambia. Mohammed developed a plan with the help of the [...]

2021-06-17T16:51:25+00:00 April 14th, 2021|

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

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 a collective. The more Mustangs who give, [...]

2021-07-19T20:07:24+00:00 April 13th, 2021|

Spotlight on Young Social Entrepreneurs

This month, we want to shine the spotlight on some young social entrepreneurs that are doing amazing work around the world. 1. David Yeung, Green Monday Through a multi-faceted approach, Green Monday is working to encourage the widespread adoption of a plant-based diet to combat climate change, food insecurity, and public health issues. The social [...]

2021-04-12T18:53:14+00:00 April 12th, 2021|

Spotlight on Women Social Entrepreneurs

As we close out the month of March which celebrates and honors the contributions of women throughout history, we want to shine the spotlight on some women social entrepreneurs that are doing amazing work around the world. Maya-Camille Broussard, Justice of the Pies Justice of the Pies is a low-profit limited liability company (L3C) that [...]

2021-03-26T23:26:56+00:00 March 26th, 2021|

How Can We Build Back Better: Helpful Insights for Climate-smart Inclusive Economic Development from the United Nations’ Recent Assembly

Last month, on February 22, 2021, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) convened representatives of its 193 Member States and other stakeholders to discuss how to build back better as we begin the return to a post-pandemic world. In preparation for UNEA-5, the United Nations Environment Programme’s North America Office (UNEP North America) led a [...]

2021-03-11T15:57:10+00:00 March 11th, 2021|