The Caruth Institute for Engineering Education sponsors a variety of programs designed to introduce students in grades K-12 to engineering. Such programs are vital to ensuring a future engineering workforce.
Here are some of the sites where you can learn more about our K-12 programs:
Explore the science and technology behind identification and crime solving! How can computers identify people by their eyes, their hands and their voice? How is technology used to control entrance to a country, a school or to SeaWorld? What are the latest crime solving technologies? The SMU CSI Camp programs will teach the answers to these questions and more!
The Kids Ahead program is an initiative to increase the number of kids with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competencies and interests. Our program is designed to inspire young people to learn about STEM through innovative interactions in the physical and virtual worlds.
STEM-Works is a companion website to Kids Ahead for adults. This website serves as resource for adults looking to find ways to get kids excited about science and engineering disciplines and includes activities, games, articles, events to get involved in and more!
A program developed in partnership with Texas Instruments and school districts throughout the country to bring engineering into the high school classroom. It’s now being used by nearly 230 high schools and colleges in 34 states and growing internationally.