Undergraduate Education

Students Begin Preparing for The Seventh Annual Battle to Save Lives Case Competition

For the seventh annual Battle to Save Lives case competition, students in the Creating Impact in Global and Public Health course are developing strategies for the West Dallas STEM School and The Dallas Theater Center. 

Dr. Eric Bing sharing the project charges with the class

Students in Dr. Eric G. Bing’s course Creating Impact in Global and Public Health are developing strategies to assist the West Dallas STEM School and The Dallas Theater Center in the seventh annual Battle to Save Lives case competition.  Five teams of students will present their cases to a panel of judges with the audience having the opportunity to help select the winning team. 

The project charge for teams working with the West Dallas STEM School is to develop a strategy to assist Brother Bill’s Helping Hands in creating a Learning Garden at the school. Students must consider foundational items such as choosing a location of the garden and the approximate number of students the garden can serve.  Additional topics such as the sustainability of the garden and the type of data to collect in order to monitor the effectiveness of the project in increasing STEM knowledge also need to be considered.  

The project charge for teams working with The Dallas Theater Center focuses on strengthening community connectivity and access to the Katita Humpreys Theater in Turtle Creek.  One aspect is to develop a plan that improves access for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles while improving traffic safety and reducing the potential for congestion on the adjoining Katy Trail and surrounding streets.  A second aspect is to increases connectivity, access and use by the diverse North Texas community, increasing overall patronage as well as patronage by the African American and Hispanic communities. 

Join us on April 12th to see the innovative plans the student teams present! 

Event Details
Date: April 12, 2022
Time:  5:30pm to 8:30pm 
Location: Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall Room 138,
3101 University Blvd Suite 138, Dallas, TX 75205
Guests: Welcome in-person, face masks required
Parking: Information available here

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