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SMU professor spoke at Time Warner Cable STEM event


The following story ran on the March 6, 2012, edition of the Dallas Morning News Park Cities blog. Engineer Nathan Huntoon is the director of the Innovation Gym at SMU.

March 19, 2012

By Deborah Fleck

Time Warner Cable partnered with the  Oak Cliff Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas to host about 100 students to launch a national campaign called "Wouldn't It Be Cool If..."

The campaign challenges youth ages 10 to 15 to dream up ideas to make their life, community or world more awesome and then to think about how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can bring these ideas to life. Through March 28, eligible youth can submit ideas to

At the Boys and and Girls Club event, students participated in "Ask an Innovator" with Nathan Huntoon of Southern Methodist University. Huntoon is director of SMU's Innovation Gym and develops and leads student design projects. The Boys and Girls Club students also participated in brainstorming sessions to learn tips about creativity.

Time Warner Cable's philanthropic STEM initiative "Connect a Million Minds" and's FIRST are sponsoring the Wouldn't It Be Cool project. Visit