The Unbridled Project
The Unbridled Project is the distinguishing feature of SMU Engaged Learning, student engagement at the ultimate level. It is an extensive project with five essential parts: detailed proposal, guided by a mentor, intensive activity, public presentation and published report. Students engage in research, service or internships with individuals inside and outside of SMU. Projects span two academic years, beginning with ideas and proposals the first year and project activity, completion and presentation the second. The Unbridled Project are documented on students’ SMU transcripts. If you are a student already engaged in research, service or internships, make it count. Develop it as an Unbridled Project. If you are a student who wants to design your own project, make it count. Develop it as an Unbridled Project. So, what do you care about? What do you plan to do about it?
IMAGINE. Tap into your personal area of study, interests, talents and creativity.
MAKE IT HAPPEN!
As a major metropolitan area, Dallas presents numerous complex, multifaceted problems that require insight from many disciplines. Big iDeas project proposals should be aimed at addressing topics relating to such problems, with a team of at least two students from different disciplines.
You can view previous Big iDea student research proposals that received grants, as well as their updates and related documents, in the Big iDeas Student Research digital repository.
For a sense of successful project ideas, consider project topics that received Big iDeas grants.