K-12 Programs

  • Visioneering

    Challenging young minds to explore the fields of engineering through the design process, team work, presentation and problem solving in a one day event.

  • Summer Camp

    Explore engineering through hands-on, interactive projects which show how engineering is related to social concerns, community interest and individual development.

  • Residence Camp

    Experience life in a residence hall while pursing your passion for engineering, explore educational opportunities and careers in STEM fields while working with SMU faculty, participate in panel and group discussions while working on real world, hands-on projects.

  • CSI Forensic Camp

    Have you ever wondered how police and crime scene investigators solve crimes? Learn how they do it by exploring the science and technology behind identification and crime solving!

  • Gender Parity

    Focused and driven on a national effort to create and implement solutions that work – solutions that change the way girls see engineering, and solutions that prepare and support girls and women throughout their careers.

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The mission of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education is to increase the number and diversity of students who graduate from U.S. high schools with both the enthusiasm and knowledge to pursue the engineering careers that are necessary for the U.S. to compete in a global economy.
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The Infinity Project is a national leader in high-tech engineering curriculum for secondary schools. Developed by renowned university engineering professors and education experts, this innovative program sparks students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Hundreds of high schools, middle schools and colleges across the nation and abroad are utilizing this exiting STEM program to educate the technology leaders of the future.

Visioneering celebrates the ways that engineering makes a difference in the world around us. At its core, Visioneering exposes students to various fields of engineering, the design process, team work, presentation and problem solving skills. Now in its 14th year, Visioneering will take place Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the newly renovated Moody Coliseum on the SMU campus.
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While many universities have special programs for women in engineering, SMU is taking a different approach. Rather than creating separate programs for women in engineering, SMU is creating opportunities in engineering that are attractive to women but not exclusively for women.


The Lyle School of Engineering at SMU offers summer camp programs for students in grades 7th through 12th grade. Camps provide a creative environment for students to learn and apply their knowledge.
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At the Lyle School we are changing the way people think about engineers. Through innovation and hands-on experiences we are attracting a diverse mix of talented students interested in making a difference in the world through engineering.

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