At the Crossroads of Theory and Practice

The BU Cross-College Challenge (XCC or HUB XC 433) is the Hub’s signature interdisciplinary project-based, 4-credit elective course open to juniors and seniors from all 10 undergraduate schools and colleges. (Sophomores may enroll at the discretion of an instructor.) The XCC engages students in team projects that address a real-world problem or an enduring human question. Each section is co-led by two faculty members. Student teams work with their faculty as well as with a variety of on-campus and community partners on a substantial, research-based challenge while building their knowledge and skills in 4 key Hub areas:

  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Oral and/or Signed Communication
  • Research and Information Literacy
  • Teamwork/Collaboration

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Spring 2021 Sections and Projects

HUB XC 433 A1

Andy Andres (CGS) and Rebecca Kinraide (CAS)


HUB XC 433 B1

Felice Amato (CFA) and Jessica Bozek (CAS)


HUB XC 433 C1

Stacy Scott (Wheelock) and Anna Panszczyk (CAS)


HUB XC 433 D1

Seth Blumenthal (CAS) and Jonathan Hibbard(Questrom)


HUB XC 433 E1

Brooke Willams (COM) and Osama Alshaykh (ENG)


HUB XC 475 A1

James Grady (CFA) and Ziba Cranmer (BU SPARK!)