April 16, 2008

Students to present Big iDeas

The Big iDeas at SMU symposium, where winners of the Big iDeas competition will explain why they believe their projects are important to Dallas and the North Texas area, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Forum of SMU's Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

The Big iDeas at SMU, sponsored by the SMU Office of the Provost, supports students wanting to address the area's key problems. Grants of up to $5,000 are being awarded to selected student teams who submitted proposals to define, study and address the most important issues facing our community.

The winning proposals include:

  • "Establishing Microenterprise in the Vickery Meadow Community of Dallas"
  • "Breaking Linguistic Barriers: Establishing and Advocating Competitive Communication Skills through a Mock Trial"
  • "The Dallas Application of Responsible Transportation"
  • "Speak Out Dallas"
  • "I-Cubed Creative Enterprises (I.3C.E.)"
  • "Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Dallas Neighborhoods"
  • "Profiting From Nonprofits: A Study of Nonprofits and the Role They Play in our Society"
  • "Reformation in Practices and Policies Regarding Safety"

Following the program there will be a light buffet lunch in the Hughes-Trigg prefunction area.  

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