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 are a key partner in the Engage Dallas program.

Videos from the Fall Research Symposium
Did you miss our virtual Fall Research Symposium? Go to this page to get caught up on the student presentations.


Thriving in College: International, First-Generation, and Transfer Students

Hannah Webb, Summer Research Fellow

Employing a Cardinality of Upper-Tail Penalty Approximation in a Radiation Therapy Setting

David Troxell, Summer Research Fellow

Ketamine's Role in Spirituality

Samiah Woods, Summer Research Fellow

Cultural Adaptation through Art

Elise Huff, Engaged Learning Fellow

Main Events Calendar 2020-2021

Dec 15

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

Feb 15

Engaged Learning Fellowship Deadline (Regular Decision, students graduating Fall 2021 and beyond)

Feb 19

Big iDeas Demo Day & Business Plan Competition

Mar 23

Research Days Undergraduate Poster Session


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.”