Student-Driven Blog

Summer Internship Experience: Mariana Midolo

Many of our student workers were able to spend this summer participating in various internships outside of the Hunt Institute. Students often return from these experiences with a fantastic arsenal of newly acquired skills, ideas, and perspectives. This summer, the Undergraduate Creative Development Lead in the Institute, Mariana Midolo, was a Business Systems Analyst Intern [...]

2021-08-24T20:22:50+00:00 August 24th, 2021|

Summer 2021 Recap

Summer in the Hunt Institute is always an exciting season of transition and growth for our team. Though the summer team is typically smaller with many of our student workers participating in internships or taking summer classes, it was nonetheless encouraging to be able to engage in person with our coworkers after adjusting to a [...]

2021-08-13T19:41:13+00:00 August 13th, 2021|

Paul Westbrook, Hunt Institute Fellow

Paul Westbrook is a recognized leader and speaker in efficiency, solar energy, and whole-system integrative design across the spectrum from residential projects to large industrial facilities. He brings this wealth of expertise to the Hunt Institute as a Fellow. Paul currently serves on the board of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (KISS). Founded by Hunt Institute [...]

2021-09-16T16:16:01+00:00 August 13th, 2021|

Dr. Aurelie Thiele: Conversations about Community and Resilience

On this episode of the Hunt Institute’s Sages & Seekers Podcast, Dr. Aurelie Thiele, Associate Professor in the Operations Research and Engineering Management (OREM) Department in the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU, discusses growing up in France, the value of forming connections in the classroom, and the power of defining yourself as a resilient [...]

2021-08-12T18:42:16+00:00 August 12th, 2021|

Ana Rodriguez: Conversations about Community and Resilience

On this episode of the Hunt Institute’s Sages & Seekers Podcast, Ana Rodriguez, Managing Director of the Latino Leadership Initiative in the Cox School of Business, discusses representation and diversity at SMU, the importance of mentorship, food security, self-care and grit. Rodriguez '03 serves as the head of the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI), the nation’s [...]

2021-08-12T18:22:52+00:00 August 12th, 2021|

STEM Up Phase II Goes to Tintinto, The Gambia

Wilkie Stevenson demonstrates the steps outline the process of building the computer cart. Phase II of STEM Up continues to evolve, featuring a Wi-Fi-generating computer cart to be used in combination with the solar power being produced at Tintinto Primary and Secondary School in The Gambia. Wilkie Stevenson, an alumnus of SMU Lyle [...]

2021-09-07T14:40:55+00:00 August 9th, 2021|

Summer Internship Experience: Sam Borton

Many of our student workers were able to spend this summer participating in various internships outside of the Hunt Institute. Students often return from these experiences with a fantastic arsenal of newly acquired skills, ideas, and perspectives. This summer, one of the undergraduate research analysts in the Institute, Sam Borton, was an intern at the [...]

2021-08-06T17:58:37+00:00 August 6th, 2021|

Kamilah Collins: Conversations about Community and Resilience

On this episode of The Hunt Institute's Sages & Seekers Podcast, Kamilah Collins shares the tools for discovering our social identities and explains how we can use that knowledge to better understand and collaborate with others. Kamilah Collins is President of Collins Collaborations, and she has over twenty years of workshop facilitation, program management, and [...]

2021-08-12T18:43:35+00:00 August 2nd, 2021|

Chris Kelley: Conversations about Community and Resilience

On this episode of The Hunt Institute’s Sages & Seekers Podcast, Chris Kelley discusses the Rwandan Genocide, its causes, how Rwanda has moved forward, and what we can all learn from this story. In the spring of 2019, Kelley published “Rwanda: 25 Years Later: A Primer on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and What’s Happened Since [...]

2021-08-12T18:43:51+00:00 August 2nd, 2021|

Janeil Engelstad: Conversations about Community and Resilience

On this episode of The Hunt Institute’s Sages & Seekers Podcast, Janeil Engelstad discusses the power of collaboration, self-reflection, and gratitude. Engelstad is the Founding Director of Make Art with Purpose (MAP), an organization that produces collaborative artist-led projects that address social and environmental concerns. MAP projects include communities as partners in the production of [...]

2021-08-12T18:44:02+00:00 August 2nd, 2021|