The Lyle School of Engineering is always looking to push into new research and technologies. In recent years, a number of new programs have been launched that students can take part in.
In 2017, Lyle partnered with the Caruth Institute of Entrepreneurship and the Cox School of Business at SMU to offer a Masters in Engineering Entrepreneurship. The program is designed so that graduating students can have an impact in the competitive industry of tech start-ups. As part of the program, students are given mentors at small and medium-sized engineering companies and venture capital firms to gain wider industry experience.
In keeping with the excellent faculty and teaching at Lyle, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) have recently acknowledged Barbara Ellen Spang Minsker, Ph.D for her contribution to the field of engineering, specifically mentoring women pursuing careers in engineering. Minsker has been awarded the Margaret S. Petersen Award, which recognizes female members of the ASCE who have made a significant contribution and demonstrated committed service to the engineering community.