May 20, 2008

Big iDeas winners' presentations now on video

The Big iDeas symposium, where winners of the Big iDeas at SMU competition explained why their proposals are important to Dallas and the North Texas area, is now available on video. The video has been divided into two parts because of length (1hour). See Part 1 and Part 2.

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 were awarded April 17 to selected student teams who submitted proposals to define, study and address the most important issues facing our community.

This year's winners included:

  • "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"

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