Research. Entrepreneurship. Bold Initiatives.

The Office of Engaged Learning enhances SMU's undergraduate education with experiential learning opportunities in research and entrepreneurship. Our Office hosts the following programs: the Engaged Learning Fellowship, Undergraduate Research Assistantships, Big iDeas, and Clinton Global Initiative University. We operate the Incubator@SMU, coordinate the Mustang Mentors program, and routinely collaborate with various campus partners. 

News Flash!
The winners for SMU Research Days 2020 have been chosen. See the posters here!


Voices of SMU (Oral History Project)

Carson Dudick, a Junior majoring in History and Human rights, is interviewing minority SMU alumni about their experiences attending SMU.


Just Drive, an app to stop texting and driving

Neha Husein shares her story with ASUS through their #UnlockingGood with #ZenFone5 Q profile series.


Undergraduate Research (Chemistry)

Jamie Hall, Anderson WeyTrey Rose, and Corinne Gibson are researching high-temperature polymers in Dr. David Y. Son's lab.


Undergraduate Research (3D Simulations)

Jose Velazquez and Joshua Lauer are working with Dr. Tony Cuevas on interactive 3D simulations for use in high school and college classrooms.


Main Events Calendar 2020-2021

Sep 15

Engaged Learning Fellowship Deadline (last chance for Seniors graduating in Spring 2021)

Sep 25

Big iDeas Pitch Competition


Oct 28

Fall Research Symposium


Dec 15

Engaged Learning Fellowship Deadline (Early Decision, students graduating Summer 2021 and beyond)


Our Impact

“How to communicate, how to reason and how to work with others in a professional role: these are the important skills my Engaged Learning experience taught me.”