Engaged Learning program is a campus-wide initiative to enhance student learning with experiential learning opportunities through its programs: the Engaged Learning Fellowship, Big Ideas, Clinton Global University, and various other campus partner opportunities. 

Engaged Learning promotes the vision that all undergraduate students, as part of their SMU education, complete at least one signature work - connecting a personal passion to academic learning and turning it into a project of their own. The Engaged Learning initiative helps students develop a significant and sophisticated understanding of disciplinary knowledge by putting it into practice while a student at SMU. 

UGR: Research Day is coming up on March 26th!! Come and see undergraduate research students present their research and creative works and eat some good food! If you're presenting, click the link on the right to confirm your participation.

Big iDeas: Congratulations to our 2019 Business Plan Winners on winning $5000 for your startup: EZTutor - Aryan Bhatnagar, Give a Pencil - Sanaa Ghanim, I Want the Real - Dana Giles, and Advising AI - Momin Irfan!!

                                                          STUDENT STORIES

Students win $1000 in 2018 Big iDeas Pitch Competition

9 undergraduate teams emerge from the fierce competition, earning $1000 in seed money for their startups.


This student is #UnlockingGood to stop texting and driving

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


Soon to graduate, this ELF won't stop pursuing her lifelong goal

Soon to receive her B.A. degrees in human rights and anthropology, Karly Zrake will step further in her lifelong goal to "be the change you want to see in the world." 


Engaged Learning Fellow inspires middle-school students

With the help of the Caswell Leadership Development Program and her Engaged Learning Fellowship, Aleena Taufiq created Geared Up, an afterschool program for middle-school students.


Main Events Calendar 2018-2019

Mar 26 Research Day: Poster Session
3 - 6pm
HT Ballroom
May 16 Engaged Learning Graduation Luncheon
11:30am - 1 pm
Mack Ballroom


“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.”