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Engaged Learning Week

January 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2014:  Engaged Learning Week is Back!

Engaged Learning Week includes five days of events that put student projects front and center at SMU.  It begins on a Monday in the late afternoon just when you need a cup of coffee. It ends Friday with a Big iDeas Business Plan Competition.


Monday, Jan 26:

The Lucky Cup, 4:30-6 pm, Café 100, Hughes-Trigg Student Center

The Lucky Cup is the kick-off event for Engaged Learning Week, a late afternoon party in Café 100.  Hosted by Engaged Learning students and staff, there will be exhibits and performances by Engaged Learning seniors, celebrity baristas serving free coffee and tea, photos with Peruna, and lucky students will win prizes. And it is all free!

Tuesday, Jan 27:

Creative Projects, 9 am-2 pm, Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center

The symposium will feature graduating seniors who have nearly completed their Engaged Learning research projects.  Each student will have 5 minutes to present their work with time for Q & A from the audience. Feel free to drop in when you can to hear some amazing stories!

Wednesday, Jan 28:

Undergraduate Research and Service Projects, 9 am-2 pm, Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center

The symposium will feature graduating seniors who have nearly completed their Engaged Learning research projects.  Each student will have 5 minutes to present their work with time for Q & A from the audience. Feel free to drop in when you can to hear some amazing stories!

Thursday, Jan 29:

Undergraduate Research and Service Projects, 9 am-2 pm, Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center

The symposium will feature graduating seniors who have nearly completed their Engaged Learning creative and service projects.  Each student will have 5 minutes to present their work with time for Q & A from the audience. Feel free to drop in when you can to hear some amazing stories! 

Friday, Jan 30:

Big iDeas Demo Day, Open House and Business Plan Competition, 12-5 pm, the Cube, Expressway Tower

  • Demo Day, 12 - 1:30 pm
    An annual Open House and project showcase Demo Day held at the Expressway Tower Lobby, where students will present their results from Big iDeas - Phase 1.
  • Business Plan Competition, 2- 5 pm
    An annual competition held at the CUBE where student teams will pitch their business plans to a panel of expert judges for a chance at big money.