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See the Cruz-O'Rourke debate

NBC 5 / KXAS, The Dallas Morning News and SMU presented the first U.S. Senatorial debate between Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke,  September 21, 2018 from the SMU campus. Watch the debate and view some of the commentary from SMU political experts.

$5 million gift from Rich and Mary Templeton boosts engineering research at SMU

Rich and Mary Templeton, longtime supporters of SMU, have committed $5 million for research at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering.

Creating a STEM-focused school in West Dallas

SMU, Dallas ISD and Toyota are collaborating to develop a STEM-focused school in West Dallas planned for opening in 2021. With a $2 million grant from Toyota Foundation USA, SMU Simmons School will help develop evidence-based STEM curriculum and coordinate social and educational support services from community non-profits.

SMU Ranked 59 In 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges

SMU is ranked 59 among the nation’s universities in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, released online today. The ranking represents an increase from the 2017 ranking of 61.

SMU Engineering Profs Receive NSF Grant to Build Multi-Dimensional Drone Communication Framework

Faculty and students in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering will use an $849,839 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) communications, with the potential to enable the next wave of drone applications ranging from delivery of consumer goods to supporting autonomous combat and search and rescue efforts.