Contact: Ellen Sterner
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650

July 1, 2002

MUSIC AND ENGINEERING TO BE THE TOPIC OF JULY 10 LECTURE SPONSORED BY THE SMU SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

DALLAS (SMU) -- The SMU School of Engineering is sponsoring a lecture titled “Music and its Engineering Roots” on Wednesday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Blvd. in Plano.

The lecture, which will be held in the Windham Room, is open to prospective engineering students as well as the general public.

The lecture and demonstration will be given by Scott Douglas, associate professor of electrical engineering at SMU and associate director of The Institute for Engineering Education at SMU. An accomplished saxophone and piano player, Douglas is developing a new minor at SMU that will combine engineering with digital arts such as music and media.

Prior to the talk there will be an opportunity for prospective students and parents to learn more about programs offered by the SMU School of Engineering. Information about undergraduate degree programs as well as the certificate programs offered by the school’s Advanced Computer Education Centers will be available in the Windham Room from 6:30-7:15 p.m., while information on the school’s new executive master’s degree programs will be available in the Sunny Slope Room. Following the talk there will be an opportunity for prospective students to network with each other, as well as with SMU faculty members.

For more information on the July 10 event, or to RSVP, e-mail gradprograms@engr.smu.edu or call 214-768-1403. Future networking sessions sponsored by the SMU School of Engineering will be held at the Plano Centre on Sept. 9, Oct. 6 and Nov. 4.


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