Join us in our mission to provide leadership and career development for all Lyle students. Whether you are interested in partnering with us for research, are looking for ways to get involved with your alma mater, or are an employer seeking engineering talent, we welcome your involvement! 

Below are the most common methods of connecting with the Lyle community through the Hart Center, but we are not limited to this list. If you have other ideas or partnership concepts, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at or call 214-768-3039. We will direct you to the appropriate contact. We look forward to working with you! 

Connect to our programs and services

Research is an important part of scientific discovery and understanding. To find out more about partnering with faculty for research please contact Dr. Bruce Gnade at or call 214-768-1717. 

SMU prides itself on developing students’ technical engineering abilities as well as their leadership and professional skills. To learn more about the many ways that employers can recruit at SMU please contact director Linda Parker or call 214-768-1845. 

Employer Info

We are always looking for alumni and industry professionals to mentor our engineering students. Check out our Industry Mentoring Program if you wish to mentor an engineering student one-on-one. For any questions, please contact director Kathy Hubbard or call 214-768-3033.

Senior Design courses are offered to senior engineering students who wish to start their transition from student to engineering professional. In these classes, companies are able to propose and sponsor projects for students to complete, giving the students practical hands-on experience.

Companies can also sponsor projects for other engineering classes or as a co-curricular project that students volunteer to work on outside of class. Take a look at our community outreach projects here to see past projects. For all this and more, contact Kathy Hubbard.

SMU Lyle has many engineering specific student organizations that love making connections with the real world. Support for these groups can benefit peer mentoring, professional development and retention efforts. For more information please contact Kathy Hubbard