Lyle Newsroom 2010 Stories

LEED Gold: Caruth Hall Awarded LEED Gold Status - Caruth Hall matches precedent set by Embrey building, earns LEED Gold Status.

Video: Aart De Geus ('85) Gives Hart Center Inaugural Lecture - Aart de Geus (¹85), co-founder, chairman and CEO of Synopsis Inc. gave the innaugural lecture at SMU's celebration of the grand opening of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership. (10/26/2010)

New Approach: Center aims to develop the new American engineer at SMU - Traditional engineering education is a technical journey, but Lyle students will also tap creativity, adaptability and ethics to prepare for leadership through the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership. (10/13/2010)

It's time for TED!: Inaugural “Idea Week” Launches as Lead-In to and Extension of TEDxSMU - Monday marks the beginning of the inaugural “IDEA WEEK” culminating next Friday and Saturday in the much anticipated TEDxKIDS and TEDxSMU. (10/8/2010)

Top of Class: Lyle Students Win National Design Competition - Lyle students top other student teams at WEFTEC national competition. (10/2/2010)

Orsak Chosen: Lyle Dean Named to National Energy Policy Study - Dean Orsak to serve on committee to study future transportation fuels and their impact on long term national energy policy through the year 2050. (9/21/2010)

NSPE: National Society of Professional Engineers Elects Dan Wittliff National Vice-President - Lyle alumni and current CEE Department Advisory Board member was recently selected at the NSPE National Vice President and will also serve as NSPE president in 2012–13. (9/21/2010) Why magic numbers are imprecise - Lyle Prof. Eli Olinick and colleagues from Cal-Berkeley developed an advanced software package named "RIOT" that uses linear programming to accurately predict pennant races in Major League Baseball. (9/20/2010)

Leadership: Leaders push themselves past their comfort zone - Linda Perez of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership takes up the challenge of jumping with the Army's elite Golden Knights. (9/10/2010)

Design News: Op-Ed - Patent Quality Precedes Quantity - Dean Orsak argues that innovation is the battleground for the future and the U.S. is in danger of losing the home field advantage. (9/9/2010)

New Research: SMU-led Research Center Aims to Connect Brain Signals to Robotic Limbs - Connections between robotic limbs and the brain may be within reach for injured soldiers with the establishment of a research center led by Lyle engineers. (9/8/2010)

Student Profile - Kristina Jones: Southwest - The Flight of My Life - (8/17/2010)

Student Profile - Carson Linstead: My Co-op Experiences - A “round-about path” to the perfect destination - (8/16/2010)

New Faculty: Lyle Engineering announces new assistant professor for CSE Dept. - Jennifer Dworak's research focuses on correct operation of integrated circuits and systems through advances in manufacturing test and online error detection. (8/9/2010)

Wall Street Journal: Op-Ed: Government and the Uncertainty Trap - Professor Tom Siems addresses the role of uncertainty in our current economy. (8/6/2010)

Star Telegram: Texas middle and high school teachers learn how to teach engineering - More than 100 Texas teachers participated in The Infinity Project's training this summer to learn how to teach engineering to high school students. (8/6/2010)

Design News: Op-Ed - Too Much Oil, Not Enough Engineering - Gulf of Mexico disaster brings energy problems to forefront (7/31/2010)

Crime Solving: SMU Lyle Engineering camp allows girls to try CSI technology - SMU’s Caruth Institute hosted an eye-popping, hands-on camp that allowed middle school girls to try the technology behind biometric identification, security and crime solving. (7/30/2010) 4X4 Hits Texas School Districts this Fall - The Infinity Project readies for Fall 2010 when engineering begins counting as a 4th year science graduation credit in Texas. (7/23/2010)

Student Adventure - Jessica Maxey: Annapolis: Research and the RED Algorithm - (7/23/2010)

Federal Reserve: Federal Reserve promotes Lyle Faculty member Siems - The Dallas Fed has named Thomas F. Siems as senior economist and director of economic outreach for its Financial Institution Relationship Management Department. (7/22/2010)

Student Adventure - Ben Klingler: Programming, learning, and amazing seafood: My trip to the Naval Academy - (7/19/2010)

Innovative Thinking: Students Bring Ideas to Life for Lyle School's first Innovation Competition - Three student teams turned their ideas into reality during the SMU Lyle School of Engineering's first Innovation Competition. (7/2/2010)

Design News: Op-Ed - Energy Independence Is More Important Than Ever - The U.S. needs to implement strategies to utilize the energy that is available from domestic sources (6/30/2010)

Frisco Enterprise Star: Camp breaks down gender barriers in engineering - Camp for female students aims to increase number of women engineers attending U.S. universities. (6/29/2010)

Lyle Research: Lyle Engineering faculty receives grant to help doctors treat cancer patients - Dr. Edmond Richer, in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center, has received a prestigious NIH Grant aimed at treatment of bone cancer. (6/17/2010) Camp interests girls in engineering - For the 6th year, the SMU Lyle School of Engineering will challenge middle and high school girls to realize their potential as part of summertime's Camp for Girls. (6/14/2010)

Dallas Morning News: 'Borrowing to live' weighs on families, firms, nation - Lyle EMIS faculty member Tom Siems talks about people, companies and the nation having too much debt. (6/14/2010)

P.E. magazine: Op-Ed: Has Engineering Lost its Mojo? - Dean Geoffrey says engineering's mojo can be found again if we take risks and strive to solve the problems that matter today. (6/11/2010)

Discovery Channel: SMU Lyle Engineering Dean Provides Expertise for Discovery Channel Documentary - Dean Geoffrey Orsak has an integral role in explaining the challenge facing engineers as they struggle to harness technology against a deepwater oil and gas blowout. (6/10/2010)

Oil Spill: Lyle Dean Geoffrey Orsak weighs in on challenge of stopping spill - Lyle School of Engineering Dean Geoffrey Orsak, a member of the National Petroleum Council, is quoted in Cheryl Hall's column examining the BP Oil Spill. (5/26/2010)

Commencement Address: Why Dilbert Exists - This spot-on address offers some very candid advice to future engineers. A must read! (5/20/2010)

Design News: Op-Ed - Triumph of the Uncluttered Mind - Winning a war against an innovative enemy will take the thinking of young minds not fettered with predefined solutions. (5/14/2010)

Dallas Morning News: $1 million gift will fund atrium in SMU building - A $1 million gift will pay for a major component of the new Caruth Hall in Southern Methodist University's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. (5/4/2010)

Moving Forward: New Caruth Extends SMU Engineering Outreach - The Lyle School of Engineering will gain a powerful platform for developing innovation for a global society with the dedication of new Caruth Hall on Friday, April 16. (4/16/2010)

Design News: Op-Ed - Dr. Emmett Brown Lives on - Dean Orsak shares his thoughts on inventors who ho embrace the outlandish and the brilliant every day. (4/14/2010)

Tiny Cameras: DOD funds tiny cave camera and iris recognition technology for military, homeland security - $1.6 million grant to expand Lyle researchers expansion of new miniature camera technology for military and security uses. (4/14/2010)

Join Us: Caruth Hall Dedication and Open House - You are invited to the April 16 ceremony dedicating the newest LEED building built by the Lyle School of Engineering. (4/13/2010)

Award Winner: Lyle alumnus Michael Bunnell wins an Oscar - Michael Bunnell graduated from SMU Lyle in 1985 and now has a 2010 Sci-Tech “Oscar” for his work in the field of computer animation. (3/16/2010)

Design News: Op-Ed - We Failed Haiti Once - Haiti will be rebulit, but Dean Geoffrey Orsak hopes this time it will be done right. (3/14/2010) Gazette: Middle School Students Design Wheelchair Ramp for Unique Engineering Project - Student's using the curriculum of The Infinity Project integrate science and math lessons using hands-on projects like real engineers. (3/5/2010)

Chronicle of Higher Education: Work in Iraq Puts Engineering Professor on the Fast Track - SMU Lyle sought out Jeffrey Talley in part because of his experience as the Army's chief engineer in Baghdad. (2/28/2010)

Innovative Thinking: SMU Lyle Engineering Announces Innovation Competition - SMU Lyle establishing an annual Design Competition to bring together the people necessary for dynamic innovation needed to solve humanity’s problems. (2/24/2010)

Design News: Op-Ed - I've Got an App for That - Dean Orsak argues we need to get past the "gadget" phase of e-Readers, and start developing the intelligent services that we really need. (2/14/2010)

Great Honor: Dallas engineer of the year is member of Lyle School faculty - Lyle adjunct professor will be honored as Dallas Engineer of the Year during National Engineering Week Feb. 14-20. (2/9/2010)

Dallas Morning News: Bobby Lyle to get Volunteer Center of North Texas' Lifetime Achievement Award - Dr. Bobby B. Lyle will receive the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hearts of Texas Awards Luncheon by the Volunteer Center of North Texas. (2/3/2010)

EPA: Lyle Professor Al Armendariz sworn in as EPA Administrator - Lyle professor Al Armendariz has been sworn in as the EPA's Region 6 Administrator overseeing the agency's operations in five states. (2/3/2010)

Eye on Future: DOD adds $2 million to Lyle's faculty's camera research - The Department of Defense invests $2 million in Dr. Marc Christensen's ground breaking camera research. (1/15/2010)

Design News: Op-Ed - Leave Room for Serendipity - Was it hard work or serendipity that got a famous podium to TEDxSMU? Maybe it was both. (1/12/2010)

Reaching for the Stars: SMU Lyle Engineering Student Awarded NASA Internship - Lyle senior EE student Ceena Hall has been chosen to participate in the NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP. (1/6/2010)

Wired magazine: Silent speech and atomic batteries: the future of phones - Wired article on the future of cell phones that features the path breaking research of Prof. Marc Christensen and his group of Lyle researchers. (1/4/2010)

Announcement: Hart leadership center to develop the new American engineer at SMU - Thanks to the generosity of Linda and Mitch Hart, President Turner together with other dignitaries will formally announce the establishment of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership.

This new landmark center will develop the skills necessary to assure that our engineering students can assume greater roles of responsibility and leadership across industry and society.