November 24, 2008

From Bobby Lyle's high-rise offices on Central Expressway, the 67-year-old oilman has a bird's-eye view of the new engineering quadrangle taking shape at Southern Methodist University.


Energy efficiency must be our top priority

November 03, 2008

Dean Geoffey Orsak explains why we should make it a hallmark of the energy industry to be the most energy-efficient community in the industrial food chain.


October 30, 2008

Geoffrey Orsak, dean of Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering, was concerned that some of his students were so immersed in the college scene that they had forgotten there’s another world out there. (Some confused Defense Secretary Robert Gates with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, he said.


October 28, 2008

“SMU dean talks about mechatronics education” is a new 20-min podcast available for download from the Control Engineering Website. In it, Dr. Geoffrey Orsak, dean of the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University discusses the present and future of mechatronics engineering education with Control Engineering senior editor, C.G. Masi.


October 18, 2008

Southern Methodist University said Oct. 17 it is naming its SMU School of Engineering in honor of Bobby B. Lyle, a Dallas entrepreneur and industry leader, and will also establish a Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Lab at the engineering school.


October 18, 2008

Southern Methodist University will open an engineering laboratory that will be modeled after a Lockheed Martin research center considered among the most innovative in the world.


October 17, 2008

Southern Methodist University will rename its Lyle School of Engineering after prominent Dallas oilman Bobby Lyle at a ceremony today.


We Need Green Design Tools Now

October 06, 2008

Lyle Engineering Dean Geoffrey Orsak won't stop until each of his students graduates with the sense of responsibility and the skills required to green our industry and our planet.


September 25, 2008

Two of us "GreenWorkers" recently attended a presentation by the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University offered at the offices of the Beck Group in Downtown Dallas.


Engineering Innovation Can't Wait for Political Leadership

September 22, 2008

Lyle Dean Geoffrey Orsak says innovations in engineering must happen now because we can't wait on political leadership to act.


September 02, 2008

CW33 reporter Michael Rey features the expert comments of Dr. Frank Coyle of the Computer Engineering Department while analyzing the news that Google will compete with Microsoft in the Web browser business .


August 21, 2008

To combat a dearth of engineering students at the university level, the staff of Southern Methodist University's Infinity Project sought to capture young minds early to engage them in a love of science and math.


Let's finish the job

August 10, 2008

Our 20th Century engineers made huge strides, but it is up to our generation to finish the job by making them cheaper and greener.


July 21, 2008

Engineering students from Southern Methodist University plan to take their robot submarine, officially called Seahorse III but nicknamed Yellow Submarine, on its ultimate adventure.


July 18, 2008

A small, bright yellow submarine dubbed Seahorse III stopped on cue and submerged on command this week in a pool at Southern Methodist University.


July 16, 2008

But clean air expert Al Armendariz, an assistant professor in the department of environmental and civil engineering at Southern Methodist University, disagrees. Armendariz says the plan is doomed to fail. He said he bases that on the slow annual rate of ozone reduction achieved so far over the past five, 10 and 20 years.


July 09, 2008

Pairs of teenage girls hunched over desks in a classroom at Southern Methodist University on Wednesday using bowls, copper wire, paper, magnets and tape to build speakers. "We're creating female, young MacGyvers here," said Michael Paulk, a spokesman for the Lyle Engineering department.


June 30, 2008

We've seen plenty of stories about how many engineers China and India turn out each year. But a look at the three main engineering schools in the Dallas area – the University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Dallas – shows that all three are working to meet the demand by adding state-of-the-art facilities and programs.


June 25, 2008

Betsy del Monte often gets blank stares when she tells people what she does for a living. As director of sustainability for Dallas-based builder Beck Group, she's in charge of the company's eco-friendly design, recycling programs and green consulting and marketing.


Mechatronics Expo 2008 focused on the skills engineers need to create smart electro-mechanical systems

June 22, 2008

Coverage of the Mechatronics Expo in Santa Clara, Calif., that features Dean Geoffrey Orsak’s keynote address to the attendees


June 03, 2008

The USGBC North Texas Chapter is proud to announce that Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Embrey Engineering Building has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction (LEED-NC) certification at the Gold level, making it the only collegiate academic building in Texas and one of the first in the United States to achieve such standards.


Problems of the Poor are Not Beyond Our Intellectual Reach

June 02, 2008

Engineers have been, and must continue to be, the true agents of global change.


May 09, 2008

Engineering education at Southern Methodist University will take a major step forward today at a groundbreaking for Caruth Hall at the School of Engineering.


May 01, 2008

CBS 11 interviews Volkan Ortugen, chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, about the impact of North Texas winds on the fuel efficiency of cars.


April 27, 2008

About 800 girls launched marshmallows, collected autographs and learned about science and math careers on Saturday at the Sally Ride Science Festival at Southern Methodist University...


April 16, 2008

A group of Southern Methodist University mechanical engineering students showed off their designs of the future Wednesday Some of their inventions may eventually become products used to help disabled people live better lives...


March 10, 2008

The Texas Instruments Foundation has given Southern Methodist University $2 million to endow a distinguished chair in engineering education, and the holder will also serve as director of the school's Caruth Institute for Engineering Education.