Energizing world change
Lyle School of Engineering
The Lyle School of Engineering develops future leaders by empowering students with exceptional engineering and innovation skills. Lyle is home to five engineering departments in addition to centers and institutes that advance leadership, engineering education and cyber security. Our students, faculty and programs regularly improve the lives of those in underserved communities. At Lyle, we galvanize engineers who change the world.
SMU Fund for Lyle
When you give to the SMU fund for Lyle you help ignite creative ideas and inventions by supporting our highest-priority needs, including critical lab enhancements, research travel grants and recruitment and retention of the best faculty.
Make an impact
SUPPORTING THE LYLE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
helps fund scholarships that attract and retain outstanding students from around the country. Your gift raises the standard of excellence across all departments and promotes a vibrant, diverse, collaborative community of scholars, including students from underrepresented ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Annual scholarships are a $40,000 one-time gift, or $10,000 per year for four years.
YOUR DONATIONS TO THE ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE
create the space and high-tech tools for students to practice entrepreneurship, such as software, biomedical equipment, high-precision prototyping resources and electronics. These technologies open up a variety of pathways for our enterprising students, faculty and staff to maximize creativity and invention.
GIFTS OF ANY AMOUNT
can be designated to any fund that matches your interest.
Establishing an endowment creates a permanent legacy honoring or memorializing the life and work of an individual or organization and changes the lives of students and scholars. A named fund established with a gift of $125,000 or more allows us to offset the rising cost of higher education by providing a dependable source of income for student and faculty investment and minimizing the need for continued tuition increases. You also help us accomplish some of our greatest priorities by supporting:
- Faculty positions – SMU scholars conduct research on crucial issues, fuel scientific and technical innovation and spur economic growth regionally and nationally. At Lyle, we’re raising the bar even higher. We want to attract faculty who are not only leaders, inventors and experts in their fields, but also innovators who advance knowledge in a range of fields from microbiorobotics to large-scale wireless networks.
- Future-focused, long-term support endowment funds are a powerful and enduring source of support. They help ensure SMU’s long-term financial strength and typically also provide a consistent level of support for the faculty after a four-year maturation, which allows SMU to plan for the future.
- Research funding promotes opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work closely with faculty on critical solutions with real implications.
RESEARCH IMPACT FUND
Your gift to the SMU Lyle Research Impact Fund bridges the gap between inspiration and implementation. Our faculty members generate ideas with great potential. Bringing those ideas to life often begins with funding for preliminary research and testing – critical early steps in attracting the external funding necessary for real-world implementation. Your investment in promising early-stage research can catalyze an idea into a world-changing project and elevate the school’s research profile.
As the premier private university in North Texas, SMU exists to shape future leaders who transform communities and organizations through ingenuity and thoughtful problem-solving. Building on our history of excellence, we now embark on SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow – our multiyear, $1.5 billion campaign to attract and support outstanding students and faculty, to explore new fields and cutting-edge technologies, and to positively impact Dallas and the world beyond. We invite you to join us and empower the bold, the curious and the creative to better their professions and their communities.
Blaze a new path
Director of Development
Lyle School of Engineering
firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-768-3534