Category Archives: Lyle School of Engineering

Final Year Countdown: Major gifts add momentum as last campaign year begins

SMU began the final year of the $1 billion Second Century Campaign with six new leadership commitments that accelerated campaign momentum. As SMU moves closer to reaching the campaign’s overall financial goal, campaign volunteers also continue efforts to achieve the

Gift Establishes Electrical Engineering Chair

A gift of $2 million from Mary and Richard Templeton to create a new endowed faculty position in electrical engineering in Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering will support an outstanding faculty member in an academic discipline dedicated to designing

Securing the Future: Leadership gift for cyber security institute, innovation gym

A $7.75 million gift from Darwin Deason, founder of Affiliated Computer Services, will launch the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security and support the Deason Innovation Gym in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. Deason’s gift provides a $5 million endowment,

The Impact of Giving

Recent gifts to The Second Century Campaign have provided support for all three of The Second Century Campaign’s priorities, helping enhance faculty and academic excellence, student quality and the campus experience. Gift for new dining commons Anita and Truman Arnold

Hart gift supports engineering leadership

The new Hart Center for Engineering Leadership in the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering is training young engineers in a variety of nontechnical skills emphasizing innovation, adaptability and ethics to prepare them for positions of leadership in a range

Hart Leadership Center to develop the New American engineer at SMU

Traditional engineering education is a technical journey, but SMU engineering students also will tap creativity, adaptability and ethics to prepare for leadership through the new Hart Center for Engineering Leadership. Dallas business and philanthropic leaders Linda and Mitch Hart are

Campaign Activity: 2009-10 Timeline

The second year of The Second Century Campaign’s public phase was filled with events and celebrations marking campaign progress in Dallas, around the United States and internationally. Here is a timeline featuring some of the year’s most significant developments.

Vision inspired new Caruth Hall

Second Century Campaign gifts supporting the new Caruth Hall in the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering have enabled SMU to take another major step toward revolutionizing engineering education. The building, dedicated this spring, provides a home for new programs

$1 million gift will fund atrium in SMU building

The following is from the May 4, 2010, edition of The Dallas Morning News. 12:00 AM CDT on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 ROBERT MILLER A $1 million gift from Mary Alice Shepherd on behalf of her late husband, Texas Instruments

Fighting Poverty with Engineering: Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

A new SMU institute aims to bring together technological innovation, collaboration and the free market to fight poverty in the United States and abroad. The Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity in Lyle School of Engineering was