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  • HUbHUMANITY UNBOUND

    SPRING 2012

    WOMAN IN INDIA WHO RUNS A DESALINIZATION PLANT

    SPECIAL ENGINEERING & HUMANITY WEEK ISSUEAGENDA, INSIGHTS, AND INNOVATIONS INSIDE!

    INNOVATION FOR THE GREATER GOOD

    Reverse InnovationReinventing Fire

    Homes for Humanity

    INSIDE:The Cardboard Shoe Guy10 Innovations to Change the WorldWomen Plant Forests in KenyaHugh Jackman Cooks Coffee Coated Drumsticks

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  • www.eandhweek.org 1

    HUMANITY UNBOUNDA publication of SMU's Hunter and

    Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering

    and Humanity

    PO Box 140805

    Dallas, TX 75214-0805

    214.738.3655

    www.EandHweek.org

    Vol. 2, No. 1 - Spring, 2012

    Editorial TeamStephanie Hunt |Publisher

    Linda Mastaglio |Managing Editor

    James Colgan |Senior Editorial Designer

    Chris Kelley |Senior Writer/Copy Editor

    Contributing AuthorsAnnie Griffiths

    Stephanie Hunt

    Chris Kelley

    Linda Mastaglio

    Geoffrey Orsak, Ph.D.

    Sonal Shah

    MissionThe mission of Humanity Unbound is to

    provide a forum for information ex-

    change to further the global goals and as-

    pirations of the Hunt Institute for

    Engineering and Humanity. Through the

    power of engineeringsteeped in practi-

    cal solutions, collaboration with partners,

    and a commitment to the principles of hu-

    manitywe will meet the challenges of

    the developing world.

    This publication is produced by a collabo-

    rative initiative involving the Hunter and

    Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering

    and Humanity, Southern Methodist Uni-

    versitys Lyle School of Engineering, Fair-

    mont Hotel Dallas, and the University of

    Oxfords Refugee Center.

    This magazine is printed on FSC-certified

    papers with environmentally responsible

    inks. Please recycle by sharing this publi-

    cation with your local library, school, or

    educational institution.

    2012, the Hunt Institute for Engineer-

    ing and Humanity. All rights reserved. Re-

    production in whole or part is prohibited

    without permission. However, re-distrib-

    ution and information sharing is highly

    encouraged. For reprint and reuse per-

    missions, additional copies, or comments

    to the editor, contact: Linda

    Mastaglio@twi-pr.com.

    Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity Advisory Board Lucy Billingsley: Founder of the

    Billingsley Company, Dallas, Texas

    Lori Feehan: Former tax partner with

    Deloitte and Touche and consultant for

    high-net worth individuals and private

    foundations, Denver, Colorado

    Richard A. Freling: Of.Counsel to Jones

    Day, Dallas, Texas

    Hunter Hunt: Co-Founder, Hunt Institute

    for Engineering and Humanity, Dallas,

    Texas

    Stephanie Hunt: Co-Founder, Hunt Insti-

    tute for Engineering and Humanity,

    Dallas, Texas

    Thomas E. Lovejoy: Heinz Center Biodi-

    versity Chair, Heinz Center for Science,

    Economics and the Environment and for-

    mer Assistant Secretary of the Smithson-

    ian Institution

    Amory Lovins: Chairman and Chief Scien-

    tist, Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder,

    Colorado

    Tom Luce: CEO of the National Math and

    Science Initiative and former United

    States Assistant Secretary of Education

    for Planning, Evaluation and Policy De-

    velopment, Dallas, Texas

    Bobby B. Lyle: Chairman and CEO, Lyco

    Holdings Incorporated, Dallas, Texas

    Alfonso Montiel : Founder, Alsis Funds,

    Dallas, Texas

    William T. Solomon: Former Chairman

    and CEO of Austin Industries, Dallas,

    Texas

    Gay F. Solomon: Civic Leader, Dallas,

    Texas

    Jonathan Trichel: Principal, Deloitte Con-

    sulting, Austin, Texas

    R. James Woolsey, Jr.: Former Director of

    the CIA and Senior Vice President of Booz

    Allen Hamilton, Washington, D.C.

    Ray Zahab: Ultra-marathoner and founder

    of impossible2Possible, (i2P), Chelsea,

    Quebec

    ABOUT THE COVER:

    Despite no formal education,

    Rashmi was taught to run a solar

    desalinization plant in her village

    in Rajasthan, India.

    Front and back cover photo:

    Annie Griffiths/rippleeffectimages.org

  • 2 Humanity Unbound/SPRING 2012

    Highlights

    8. FINDING PURPOSE THROUGH REVERSE INNOVATIONVijay Govindarajan speaks out on con-

    cepts to help businesses and individuals

    thrive in a dramatically changing world.

    12. TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING TO SUPPORT WORK WITH REFUGEESBy Stephanie Hunt and Geoffrey Orsak

    New partnerships are being forged to en-

    courage young engineers to use their

    skills in the service of refugees.

    14. HELP A WOMAN, HELP THE PLANETAnnie Griffiths, well known for her pow-

    erful photography in National Geo-

    graphic, shares her global experiences

    through pictures and prose.

    28.HONORING EXCELLENCEThis years Living Village at SMU is dedi-

    cated to Cooper-Hewitt Curator Cynthia

    Smith who is making a difference with

    the exhibit, Design with the Other 90%:

    Cities.

    36.THE NEXT GENERATION ECONOMYBy Sonal Shah

    An investment in an impact economy

    has the potential to create jobs, economic

    value, and social benefit for the U.S. and

    the world.

    73.IMAGINE... REINVENTING FIREBy Amory Lovins

    Adapted from the acclaimed book, Rein-

    venting Fire, the article is sure to give you

    ideas that will change your perception of

    the future.

    CONTENTS

  • SideLights

    22.Game-Changing Innovations: Technology Serving Humanity

    24.Cardboard: Reverse Technology in Action

    25.Nathan Myhrvold: From Coding to Cooking

    26.Harvey Lacey: Making Refuse into Building Blocks

    34.Brad Oldham: A Sculptor with the Mind of an Engineer

    40.Anurag Jain and Daniel Gross: Collaborating to Help Others

    41.Dallas Institute of Humanity and Culture

    42.Nicole Potter: Embracing the Humanity of Art

    42. Michael Leavitt: Cardboard Sneakers a Huge Hit

    Engineering & Humanity Week

    44.Thought Leadership from InnovationForum Speakers

    47.Event Schedule

    54.SMU Map and Shelter Locations

    56.Shelter Descriptions

    62.Guest Profiles

    CONTENTS

  • 4 Humanity Unbound/SPRING 2012

    Engineering is finally getting the picture; and we at the SMU Lyle School can be pleased that we played an im-portant role in putting a focus where it needed to be.

    The worlds global poor live in environments that are sadly reminiscent of ancient civilizations: devoid of

    regular clean water, sanitation, safe and secure shelter, stable food supply, education and health care. Life is

    based more on survival than on the pursuit of happiness. To these vast communities, its as if engineering

    never happened. Engineers can and should do something about this now.

    In 2009, we are blessed to have established the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and

    Humanity one of the very first international institutes focused on applying the power of innovation to im-

    proving the daily reality of the global poor. Already the Hunt Institute is making its presence felt not only by

    organizing and hosting powerful events such as Engineering and Humanity Week, but by also providing the

    impetus to develop and implement new educational and research programs around global development.

    Just this year, we established a new interdisciplinary graduate program in Sustainability and Global Develop-

    ment to help those with passion and skills pursue their dreams of improving the lives of people all over the world.

    Our new university-wide minor in Global Development also allows for students across the campus majoring in top-

    ics such as business, engineering, science, economics, marketing, education and anthropology to gain the under-

    standing of how to effectively organize solutions to difficult problems in the developing world.

    The SMU Lyle School of Engineering has always committed itself to really big problems. None are more

    important today than bringing the benefits of modern society to half the world left behind over the past cen-

    turies. Come join us in this noble effort.

    Geoffrey OrsakDeanLyle School of Engineering Southern Methodist University

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